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■(TB) 'Foreign Legion'

2001, Keppel

'Foreign Legion' (Keith Keppel, R. 2000). Seedling# 95-69A. TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason to late bloom. . Standards chamois (M&P 11-1-5), blended greyed mauve (53-C-6) in center; style arms corn (10-J-5), midrib lavender blue (42-E-7); falls blackish cyclamen purple to purplish black (47-L-9 to 48-L12), slight white reticulation near beard; beards mikado orange (2-B-12); slight sweet fragrance. Seedling# 92-83T: ('Night Game' x seedling# 88-140A: (('Tomorrow's Child' x Gatty seedling# K41-1: ('Show Biz' x 'Villain')) x 'Gallant Rogue')) X 'Romantic Evening'. Keppel 2001. Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit 2007.

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References:

From AIS Bulletin #320 January 2001 Introducing FOREIGN LEGION ML 39" (92-83T X Romantic Evening). Golden sand to chamois standards, dusky blackish cyclamen falls, smoky but bright orange beards. Sturdy stalks, good growth. #95-69A. $40.00. Keith Keppel.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-01-13
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
20170603_125512 TB Foreign Legion (3RS).jpgjpg 20170603_125512 TB Foreign Legion (3RS).jpg manage 151 K 07 Oct 2017 - 15:33 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Iris Society of Minnesota annual show, June 3, 2017.
20170603_125525 TB Foreign Legion (RS).jpgjpg 20170603_125525 TB Foreign Legion (RS).jpg manage 171 K 07 Oct 2017 - 15:34 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Iris Society of Minnesota annual show, June 3, 2017.
Foreign-Legion9.jpgjpg Foreign-Legion9.jpg manage 50 K 30 Oct 2021 - 02:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ForeignLegion-2014-1.jpgjpg ForeignLegion-2014-1.jpg manage 38 K 01 Dec 2015 - 16:29 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
ForeignLegion01.jpgjpg ForeignLegion01.jpg manage 17 K 19 Jul 2017 - 22:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
ForeignLegion02.jpgjpg ForeignLegion02.jpg manage 77 K 25 Mar 2014 - 14:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ForeignLegion03.jpgjpg ForeignLegion03.jpg manage 51 K 21 Sep 2015 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
ForeignLegion10.jpgjpg ForeignLegion10.jpg manage 33 K 10 Dec 2013 - 03:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Plantas Distintas-Spain
ForeignLegion_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg ForeignLegion_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 63 K 03 Nov 2010 - 20:19 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
Foreign_Legion_849.jpgjpg Foreign_Legion_849.jpg manage 72 K 13 Jan 2010 - 18:55 Main.mshadow Foreign Legion by Marilyn Campbell
Foreign_Legion_KR.jpgjpg Foreign_Legion_KR.jpg manage 43 K 03 Feb 2010 - 07:45 Main.Laymont+ by Kgardens : Prague, Republique Tchéque
Foreign_Legion_Keppel_01__AM07.jpgjpg Foreign_Legion_Keppel_01__AM07.jpg manage 67 K 17 Jan 2010 - 09:19 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Foreign_Legion_fl.jpgjpg Foreign_Legion_fl.jpg manage 74 K 10 Mar 2011 - 04:59 IrisP  
foreign01.jpgjpg foreign01.jpg manage 81 K 05 Feb 2015 - 01:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
foreign010.JPGJPG foreign010.JPG manage 135 K 29 Jan 2024 - 21:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
foreign011.JPGJPG foreign011.JPG manage 203 K 29 Jan 2024 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
foreign02.jpgjpg foreign02.jpg manage 89 K 09 Jun 2015 - 01:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
foreign03.jpgjpg foreign03.jpg manage 415 K 27 Nov 2019 - 15:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
foreign06.jpgjpg foreign06.jpg manage 55 K 24 Jun 2015 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
foreign07.jpgjpg foreign07.jpg manage 52 K 24 Jun 2015 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
foreignlegion01.jpgjpg foreignlegion01.jpg manage 71 K 14 Nov 2014 - 21:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
foreignlegion02.jpgjpg foreignlegion02.jpg manage 57 K 11 Mar 2017 - 03:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Antanas Markevicius-Geles Iris Garden-Lithuania.
foreignlegion03.jpgjpg foreignlegion03.jpg manage 507 K 19 Aug 2017 - 02:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
foreignlegion04.jpgjpg foreignlegion04.jpg manage 141 K 27 Nov 2017 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
foreignlegion05.jpgjpg foreignlegion05.jpg manage 502 K 24 Dec 2019 - 21:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
foreignlegion06.jpgjpg foreignlegion06.jpg manage 253 K 01 Dec 2020 - 12:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
foreignlegion07.JPGJPG foreignlegion07.JPG manage 241 K 02 Dec 2020 - 21:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
foreignlegion08.jpgjpg foreignlegion08.jpg manage 88 K 12 Jul 2013 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
foreignlegion1.JPGJPG foreignlegion1.JPG manage 357 K 06 Nov 2020 - 22:09 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2001 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
foreignlegion6.jpgjpg foreignlegion6.jpg manage 56 K 02 Apr 2013 - 13:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
foreignlegion7.jpgjpg foreignlegion7.jpg manage 59 K 11 May 2013 - 21:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by His Iris Garden
foreignlegion9.jpgjpg foreignlegion9.jpg manage 69 K 08 Nov 2013 - 20:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r51 - 29 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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