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■(TB) 'Handsome Devil'

2021, Keppel

'Handsome Devil' (Keith Keppel, R. 2020). Seedling 09-88K. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards dark burgundy (M&P 56-J-9); style arms castilian brown (7-J-9) and burgundy, wings brass (11-L-6); falls burgundy black (darker than 48-L-12), white striations surrounding beard; beards blue-grey to violet, dull mustard in throat, inconspicuous. Seedling 02-92A: ('Inside Track' x 'Spice Lord') X 'Reckless Abandon'. Keppel 2021. Honorable Mention, 2023.

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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
HandsomeDevil9.jpgjpg HandsomeDevil9.jpg manage 189 K 08 Feb 2022 - 02:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
handsomdevil5.JPGJPG handsomdevil5.JPG manage 160 K 05 May 2023 - 14:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes-Crafton Hills Iris Farm
handsomedevil9.JPGJPG handsomedevil9.JPG manage 162 K 14 Dec 2020 - 20:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Brad Collins
Topic revision: r9 - 13 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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