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■(TB) 'Desert Trails'

2017, Keppel

'Desert Trails' (Keith Keppel, R. 2016) Seedling 07-184C. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards colonial buff (M&P 10-G-2) to lighter marguerite yellow (10-C-1) center, finely dotted pale dove grey (45-B-1); style arm crests quince yellow (11-L-3); falls citron yellow (10-J-2) ground, some white ground at hafts, dark greyed purple (48-L-11) edge and haft; beard hairs based white, tips bronzed yellow. Sibling to 'Barbados'. Keppel 2017.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: DESERT TRAILS ML 36” (sib to Barbados) #07-184C. Quince yellow style arms peek out from between the buff to light marguerite yellow standards with fine pale dove grey dotting. Falls citron yellow, a bit of white on the hafts, with dark greyed purple plicata tracks on borders and hafts. Beards bronze yellow. Good stems, with terminal and three branches, up to 9-10 buds. $50.00.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
2018-desert-trail.jpgjpg 2018-desert-trail.jpg manage 150 K 14 Oct 2018 - 13:34 UnknownUser Photo by Iris en Provence, France (2018)
Desert_Trails.jpgjpg Desert_Trails.jpg manage 154 K 05 Jun 2017 - 06:36 Main.rshadlow Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
Iris Desert Trails 5.5.2021a.jpgjpg Iris Desert Trails 5.5.2021a.jpg manage 2 MB 10 May 2021 - 18:29 SusanMiller  
deserttrails5.jpgjpg deserttrails5.jpg manage 160 K 09 Feb 2023 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
deserttrails50.jpgjpg deserttrails50.jpg manage 169 K 03 Jul 2023 - 14:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
deserttrails9.jpgjpg deserttrails9.jpg manage 252 K 23 Jun 2021 - 18:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
deserttrailsTBKeith.jpgjpg deserttrailsTBKeith.jpg manage 197 K 08 Dec 2016 - 13:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
deserttrailsTBKeithcollins.jpgjpg deserttrailsTBKeithcollins.jpg manage 165 K 08 Dec 2016 - 13:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Brad Collins- Keith Keppel Irises
Topic revision: r15 - 03 Jul 2023, TLaurin
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