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■(TB) 'Happy Ending'

1970, Keppel

'Happy Ending' (Keith Keppel, R. 1969). Seedling# 63-26D. TB, 32" (81 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-V3FD, Standards verbena violet (M&P 42-B-6) deepening (42-E-8) in center; falls blended toga purple (45-K-11), mulberry (45-K-10) and vatican purple (45-L-12) with haft overlay of java brown; faint white peppering at haft; ruffled; beard blue-white tipped strong yellow. Seedling# 59-138A ('Gene Wild' x 'Majorette') X seedling# 61-31A ('Rococo' x 'Whole Cloth'). Keppel 1970. Honorable Mention 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing HAPPy ENDING ML. 32". (Gene Wild x Majorette) X Diplomacy sib. Of modest height and size, this one puts on a late show for a happy ending to the iris season. Standards are medium-light verbena violet, falls blended deep mulberry to Vatican purple with java brown haft overlay. Faint white peppering around the yellow-tipped white beard indicates its plicata heritage. The heavily fluted standards. are upright, the falls are extremely ruffled and horizontal. Three branches plus terminal. $25.00. 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.

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