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■(TB) 'Finalist'

1994, Gatty

'Finalist' (Joseph Gatty by Keith Keppel, R. 1993). Seedling# S38-1. TB, height 35" (89 cm). Late bloom. Standards lavender grey (M&P 43-A-2) flushed greenish yellow (11-F-1) to pineapple (11-J-2); falls rubient (55-L-9) to plum (47-J-9) blend, small cotinga purple (43-L-10) blaze, narrow wistaria lavender (41-D-7) edge; beards bronze yellow (11-L-9) tipped lavender; ruffled. 'Karen' X seedling# Q39-1: ('Tomorrow's Child' x seedling# K41-1: ('Show Biz' x 'Villain')). Keppel 1994. Honorable Mention 1996.

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Finalist TB IrisPhoto by Ogden Station DayliliesPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Exline Iris GardenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto scanned from the 2003 CooleyPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Echo Iris GardenPhoto by LoktevPhoto by Plantas Distintas-SpainPhoto by Irisaluze-Richard Serafinowski-FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Country Delight Irisphoto by BillPhoto by NolaPhoto by Nolaphoto by Elladanphoto by ElladanTaken at the AIS 2010 Convention in Madison, WIFinalist flPicture by Snowpeak IrisPhoto by The Iris FanPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.


From AIS Bulletin #292 January 1994 Introducing FINALIST (Gatty) TB L 35" (Karen X (Tomorrow's Child x (Show Biz x Villain))). Grey-lavender standards flushed pineapple; falls rich ruby to plum, narrowly edged lavender, with small purple blaze. Light ruffles, good branching. #S38-1. $35.00. 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 - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Finalist-iris-for-sale.jpgjpg Finalist-iris-for-sale.jpg manage 79 K 06 May 2015 - 19:59 SouthernCrossFarm Finalist TB Iris
Finalist01.jpgjpg Finalist01.jpg manage 71 K 04 Nov 2014 - 03:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Ogden Station Daylilies
Finalist02.jpgjpg Finalist02.jpg manage 70 K 24 Mar 2014 - 19:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Finalist03.jpgjpg Finalist03.jpg manage 69 K 24 Mar 2014 - 19:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Finalist09.JPGJPG Finalist09.JPG manage 75 K 16 Aug 2021 - 02:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Finalist12.jpgjpg Finalist12.jpg manage 57 K 06 Sep 2013 - 02:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
Finalist13.jpgjpg Finalist13.jpg manage 37 K 10 Dec 2013 - 04:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Plantas Distintas-Spain
Finalist9.jpgjpg Finalist9.jpg manage 47 K 30 Oct 2021 - 01:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Finalist90.jpgjpg Finalist90.jpg manage 41 K 30 Oct 2021 - 01:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Finalist_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Finalist_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 68 K 03 Jul 2010 - 20:45 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2010 Convention in Madison, WI
Finalist_fl.jpgjpg Finalist_fl.jpg manage 43 K 10 Mar 2011 - 04:51 IrisP  
IMG_8944-X2_finalist.jpgjpg IMG_8944-X2_finalist.jpg manage 146 K 19 Feb 2016 - 21:09 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
finalist01.jpgjpg finalist01.jpg manage 73 K 14 Nov 2014 - 20:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
finalist02.jpgjpg finalist02.jpg manage 29 K 21 Dec 2014 - 15:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
finalist03.jpgjpg finalist03.jpg manage 47 K 23 Jun 2015 - 21:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
finalist04.jpgjpg finalist04.jpg manage 57 K 12 Jul 2013 - 02:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
finalist05.jpgjpg finalist05.jpg manage 43 K 28 Nov 2018 - 19:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
finalist06.jpgjpg finalist06.jpg manage 32 K 28 Nov 2018 - 19:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
finalist07.JPGJPG finalist07.JPG manage 559 K 07 Mar 2019 - 04:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
finalist09.JPGJPG finalist09.JPG manage 317 K 15 Jan 2021 - 19:16 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
finalist12.jpgjpg finalist12.jpg manage 23 K 07 Oct 2013 - 15:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
finalist14.jpgjpg finalist14.jpg manage 90 K 05 Mar 2014 - 17:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Irisaluze-Richard Serafinowski-France
finalist6.jpgjpg finalist6.jpg manage 169 K 01 Jan 2018 - 03:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
finalist7.jpgjpg finalist7.jpg manage 116 K 26 Nov 2017 - 21:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
finalist8.jpgjpg finalist8.jpg manage 39 K 02 Apr 2013 - 03:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
finalist9.JPGJPG finalist9.JPG manage 43 K 27 May 2013 - 17:11 TerryLaurin photo by Bill's Iris Gardens
finalistSPI.jpgjpg finalistSPI.jpg manage 61 K 20 Mar 2010 - 17:23 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
finalistTIF.jpgjpg finalistTIF.jpg manage 46 K 04 Dec 2011 - 23:45 BetsyHiggins Photo by The Iris Fan
finalist_64.jpgjpg finalist_64.jpg manage 58 K 01 Dec 2010 - 16:47 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
finalist_66.jpgjpg finalist_66.jpg manage 65 K 01 Dec 2010 - 16:47 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
Topic revision: r45 - 28 Jun 2022, TerryLaurin
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