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■(TB) 'Ghost Writer'

2011, Keppel

'Ghost Writter' (Keith Keppel, R 2010). Seedling# 04-133B. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards oyster white (M&P 10-B-1); style arms slightly deeper (10-C-1); falls oyster white overlaid heliotrope grey (44-BS-3) veining, pronounced at shoulders to pale on blade; beards light pinkish orange (9-A-10), light pinkish orange over grey white at end. 'Haunted Heart' sibling. Keppel 2011. Honorable Mention 2013; Award of Merit 2017.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2011: GHOST WRITER M 36" ((Royal Sterling x (Last Laugh x (Electrique x Romantic Evening))) X (Hello It' s Me x Reckless in Denim)). Sib to Haunted Heart and done in much the same manner. Basic color is smoky oyster white, with faint hints of pink showing in the standards. Light pinkish tan haft lining extends outward as faint veining, while the smoked shrimp beards add a touch of color to the strongly ruffled, lightly laced and heavily substanced flowers . Good stalks, with three branches plus terminal, nine buds. Passes on good form to a large percentage of its seedlings. #04-133B. $50.00; 3 for $135.00.


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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2011-03-06
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GHOSTWRITER_(1).JPGJPG GHOSTWRITER_(1).JPG manage 3 MB 06 Nov 2016 - 21:06 Main.pereginsk Photo by Iryna Lukava, Ukraine
GhostWriter.jpgjpg GhostWriter.jpg manage 64 K 07 Dec 2011 - 11:47 Main.Laymont+ by Keith Keppel Oregon USA
GhostWriter01.JPGJPG GhostWriter01.JPG manage 84 K 13 Mar 2016 - 20:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perrenial Farm-Owen Sound,Ont.
GhostWriter2.jpgjpg GhostWriter2.jpg manage 127 K 30 Oct 2016 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
GhostWriter3.jpgjpg GhostWriter3.jpg manage 27 K 13 Sep 2018 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris.
GhostWriter7.jpgjpg GhostWriter7.jpg manage 123 K 15 Apr 2019 - 20:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Iris Garden
GhostWriterES.jpgjpg GhostWriterES.jpg manage 56 K 08 Apr 2013 - 13:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo at Hortons Garden by Evelyn Small
Ghost_Writer.JPGJPG Ghost_Writer.JPG manage 26 K 20 Mar 2011 - 16:03 Main.rshadlow  
IMG_7542.JPGJPG IMG_7542.JPG manage 2 MB 27 Sep 2015 - 20:24 Main.Barashka photo by barashka (Poland)
ghostwriter01.JPGJPG ghostwriter01.JPG manage 74 K 09 Jul 2015 - 02:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
ghostwriter02.jpgjpg ghostwriter02.jpg manage 144 K 18 Mar 2017 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
ghostwriter06.jpgjpg ghostwriter06.jpg manage 75 K 06 Jul 2013 - 13:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
ghostwriter08.jpgjpg ghostwriter08.jpg manage 223 K 06 Aug 2021 - 01:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
ghostwriter09.JPGJPG ghostwriter09.JPG manage 198 K 03 May 2021 - 21:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evelyn Small
ghostwriter1.JPGJPG ghostwriter1.JPG manage 156 K 02 Jun 2016 - 18:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
ghostwriter3.jpgjpg ghostwriter3.jpg manage 62 K 18 May 2013 - 16:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
ghostwriter5.JPGJPG ghostwriter5.JPG manage 44 K 24 May 2013 - 01:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
ghostwriter7.jpgjpg ghostwriter7.jpg manage 47 K 10 Feb 2014 - 16:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
ghostwriter8.jpgjpg ghostwriter8.jpg manage 128 K 26 Jan 2023 - 14:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
ghostwriter80.jpgjpg ghostwriter80.jpg manage 120 K 20 Feb 2023 - 14:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
ghostwriter9.jpgjpg ghostwriter9.jpg manage 536 K 25 Dec 2019 - 16:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r36 - 23 Oct 2023, Af83
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