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■(TB) 'Gigolo'

1984, Keppel

'Gigolo' (Keith Keppel, R. 1982). Seedling# 77-111G. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early bloom. Standards near apricot (M&P 10-G-7); falls near apricot (10-G-6) with 1/2" rosy violet (45-J-2) border and hafts; tangerine orange beard; slight sweet fragrance. Seedling# 74-32B: (('Roundup' x 'Artwork' sibling) 'Osage Buff') X seedling# 75-113B: ('Flamenco' sibling x ('Roundup' sibling x 'April Melody')). Keppel 1984. Exhibition Certificate 1982; Honorable Mention 1986, Award of Merit 1988.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto taken at 1984 AIS Seattle Convention by Verna Laurin at the Rhodo GardenGigolo by KeppelGigolo in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene SutterPhoto by Exline Iris Garden


From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 1984: GIGOLO (Keppel '84) E 35" (74-32B: ((Roundup x Artwork sib) x Osage Buff) X 75-1138: (Flamenco sib x (Roundup sib x April Melody))). Excitingly different! Golden-orange ground plicata, falls with a strong 1/2" border of raspberry, widening across the hafts. Not only does he dress wildly, he also sports a neatly trimmed carrot red beard. Not a cheap thrill, but definitely an experience you'll remember! Ruffled flowers, well-branched stalks. Best seedling in show, Region 14 Spring Meeting, 1982. #77-111G 35.00


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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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Gigolo01.JPGJPG Gigolo01.JPG manage 67 K 23 Nov 2014 - 04:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Gigolo02.jpgjpg Gigolo02.jpg manage 72 K 25 Mar 2014 - 22:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
GigoloEI.jpgjpg GigoloEI.jpg manage 60 K 13 Dec 2012 - 15:18 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Gigolo_IMG_3535.JPGJPG Gigolo_IMG_3535.JPG manage 517 K 17 Jan 2022 - 10:16 SharleneSutter in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
Gigolo_by_Keppel_.JPGJPG Gigolo_by_Keppel_.JPG manage 69 K 02 Mar 2010 - 01:44 Main.rshadlow  
Gigolo_fl.jpgjpg Gigolo_fl.jpg manage 69 K 10 Mar 2011 - 19:50 IrisP  
gigolo01.jpgjpg gigolo01.jpg manage 99 K 01 May 2015 - 03:17 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
gigolo1.JPGJPG gigolo1.JPG manage 295 K 27 Oct 2020 - 20:40 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
gigolo9.JPGJPG gigolo9.JPG manage 154 K 14 Apr 2023 - 03:04 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1984 AIS Seattle Convention by Verna Laurin at the Rhodo Garden
Topic revision: r24 - 14 Apr 2023, TerryLaurin
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