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■(TB) 'Friendly Fire'

2003, Keppel

'Friendly Fire' (Keith Keppel, R. 2002). Seedling# 97-60H. TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards blue white (M&P 41-A-1/2) shading to columbine blue (42-G-10) base; style arms pale blue (41-A-2/3), lavender lip; falls white, blue cast when fresh; beards solid mandarin red (2-F-12); slight sweet fragrance. Seedling# 93-82C: ('Spring Shower' x seedling# 91-208A: (seedling# 88-99C: ('Florida Orange' x ('Flashpoint' x ((seedling# 72-5B x 'Orange Empire') x 'Orangerie'))) x 'Bygone Era')) X 'Fogbound'. Keppel 2003. Honorable Mention 2005; Award of Merit 2008

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From AIS Bulletin #328 January 2003 Introducing FRIENDLY FIRE M 39" ((Spring Shower x (Florida Orange sdlg. X Bygone Era)) X Fogbound). Light blue standards, clean white falls with bright red (not tangerine) beards. #97-60H. $45.00. 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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FRENDLYFIRE01.jpgjpg FRENDLYFIRE01.jpg manage 101 K 29 Aug 2018 - 00:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schwertlilienoase Klaus Burkhardt-Germany
FriendlyFire311008_copy.jpgjpg FriendlyFire311008_copy.jpg manage 35 K 14 Nov 2010 - 05:45 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Friendly_Fire.jpgjpg Friendly_Fire.jpg manage 38 K 01 Jan 2010 - 02:30 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Friendly_Fire_873_gd.jpgjpg Friendly_Fire_873_gd.jpg manage 62 K 17 Aug 2012 - 13:57 IrisP Photo by Günter Diedrich
Friendly_Fire_KR.jpgjpg Friendly_Fire_KR.jpg manage 49 K 03 Feb 2010 - 07:46 Main.Laymont+ by Kgardens : Prague, Republique Tchéque
Friendly_Fire_TB_Keith_KEppel_2003.jpgjpg Friendly_Fire_TB_Keith_KEppel_2003.jpg manage 58 K 21 Sep 2014 - 00:13 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
IMG_2825-X2_friendly_fire.jpgjpg IMG_2825-X2_friendly_fire.jpg manage 125 K 21 Feb 2016 - 08:26 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
TbFriendlyFireDE.jpgjpg TbFriendlyFireDE.jpg manage 59 K 16 Aug 2012 - 18:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Donald Eaves
friedlyfire12.jpgjpg friedlyfire12.jpg manage 65 K 08 Nov 2013 - 17:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
friendly01.jpgjpg friendly01.jpg manage 64 K 05 Feb 2015 - 01:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
friendly02.jpgjpg friendly02.jpg manage 63 K 09 May 2015 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Burgard Iris Farm
friendly03.jpgjpg friendly03.jpg manage 300 K 27 Nov 2019 - 16:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
friendlyfire.jpgjpg friendlyfire.jpg manage 74 K 19 Jan 2011 - 20:07 Main.avmoran  
friendlyfire01.jpgjpg friendlyfire01.jpg manage 46 K 31 Aug 2014 - 01:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
friendlyfire02.jpgjpg friendlyfire02.jpg manage 57 K 14 Nov 2014 - 21:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
friendlyfire03.jpgjpg friendlyfire03.jpg manage 137 K 18 Mar 2017 - 14:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
friendlyfire04.jpgjpg friendlyfire04.jpg manage 52 K 12 Jul 2013 - 16:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
friendlyfire08.JPGJPG friendlyfire08.JPG manage 192 K 28 Feb 2020 - 23:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
friendlyfire08SPI.jpgjpg friendlyfire08SPI.jpg manage 62 K 20 Mar 2010 - 18:45 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
friendlyfire09.JPGJPG friendlyfire09.JPG manage 314 K 28 Feb 2020 - 23:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
friendlyfire1.JPGJPG friendlyfire1.JPG manage 255 K 06 Nov 2020 - 23:00 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
friendlyfire3.jpgjpg friendlyfire3.jpg manage 456 K 24 Dec 2019 - 23:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
friendlyfire4.jpgjpg friendlyfire4.jpg manage 171 K 01 Jan 2018 - 04:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
friendlyfire5.jpgjpg friendlyfire5.jpg manage 156 K 27 Nov 2017 - 03:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
friendlyfire55.jpgjpg friendlyfire55.jpg manage 222 K 01 Dec 2020 - 03:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
friendlyfire6.jpgjpg friendlyfire6.jpg manage 65 K 16 Nov 2017 - 14:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
friendlyfire7.jpgjpg friendlyfire7.jpg manage 34 K 06 May 2013 - 21:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
friendlyfire8.jpgjpg friendlyfire8.jpg manage 189 K 03 Oct 2017 - 18:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Garden Feel Good-Russia
friendlyfire9.jpgjpg friendlyfire9.jpg manage 42 K 02 Apr 2013 - 14:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
Topic revision: r47 - 24 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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