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■(TB) 'Diplomacy'

1966, Keppel

'Diplomacy' (Keith Keppel, R. 1965). Seedling 61-31F. TB, 32" (81 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-V3PL, Standards pale hyacinth blue-violet; falls medium aster-violet. 'Rococo' X 'Whole Cloth'. Keppel 1966. Honorable Mention 1967; Award of Merit 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #181 April 1966. Introducing DIPLOMACY EM 32" Rococo X Whole Cloth. A neglecta out to win friends. Extreme floriferousness for the gardener, wellbranched stalks for the exhibitor, and an interesting pedigree for the hybridizer. Light violet blue standards, medium aster violet falls, flared and lightly ruffled. Hafts unveined, a small pale area near the beard being the only indication of plicata blood. Vigorous grower, lots of buds, several stalks per rhizome. Pollen fertile. $25.00. Keith Keppel.


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-01-27
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Diplomacy.JPGJPG Diplomacy.JPG manage 70 K 01 Feb 2011 - 16:48 IrisP  
Diplomacy11.JPGJPG Diplomacy11.JPG manage 70 K 15 Aug 2021 - 01:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Diplomacy12BHI.jpgjpg Diplomacy12BHI.jpg manage 100 K 17 Apr 2012 - 18:31 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
diplomacy5.JPGJPG diplomacy5.JPG manage 174 K 27 Jun 2023 - 20:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1971
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