You are here: Iris Wiki>TbFthruJ Web>TallBearded>TbFocus (05 May 2019, Betsy881)Edit Attach

■(TB) 'Focus'

1976, Keppel

'Focus' (Keith Keppel, R. 1975). Seedling# 69-6B. TB, height 38" (97 cm), Late bloom. Standards pale lilac blue (M&P 41-B-5) with faint 1/4" edging of champagne (11-B-3); falls white center with solid 1" edge of imperial purple (45-L-10) to petunia purple (46-K-11); bronze-yellow beard. 'High Life' X seedling# 64-32E: (('Happy Meeting' x 'Rococo') x 'Diplomacy'). Keppel, Melrose Gardens 1976.

See below:
Focus.JPGfocus01.jpgfocus02.jpgfocus2.jpgFocus Sch80.jpg


From Melrose Gardens catalog 1976: FOCUS (Keppel '76) Late 38" Sdg. 69-6B: High Life X ((Happy Meeting x Rococo) x Diplomacy). Only Mother Nature in one of her more contrary moods could have contrived such a bold contrapositioning of colors. The foggy mist of lilac-blue standards edged in hazy tan around the undulating petal perimeters are here designed as companions for the extroverted falls, confidently bragging of the one inch, solid, petunia-purple bands which audaciously encompass the fleckless white of the mid-fall areas. Just a few distinct dots appear along the inner edges of these bands—and, of all things—bronze beards are placed according to custom. Two to three wellsituated branches plus terminal support these big, wide petaied, fluted, but uncompromising flowers. EC'73 NET 25.00.

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.


-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-01-29
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Focus.JPGJPG Focus.JPG manage 70 K 15 Feb 2011 - 05:14 IrisP  
Focus_Sch80.jpgjpg Focus_Sch80.jpg manage 152 K 06 Feb 2014 - 19:11 Main.davepote From Schreiner's Iris Catalog 1980, p. 21.
focus01.jpgjpg focus01.jpg manage 64 K 24 Jun 2015 - 02:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
focus02.jpgjpg focus02.jpg manage 73 K 29 May 2014 - 21:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
focus2.jpgjpg focus2.jpg manage 67 K 06 Sep 2013 - 02:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
Topic revision: r15 - 05 May 2019, Betsy881
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback