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■(TB) 'High Desert'

2015, Keppel

'High Desert' (Keith Keppel, R. 2014) Seedling 09-88C. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards chrome lemon (M&P 9-KL-2); style arms goldenrod (10-L-5); Falls martius yellow (9-J-1) ground paling to warm white in center, narrow dark greyed red-purple (48-J-9) band, veined shoulders and dart below beard; beards mustard orange and light purple; plicata. Seedling 02-92A: ('Inside Track' x 'Spice Lord') X 'Reckless Abandon'. Keppel 2015. Honorable Mention 2017. 2nd Prize Franciris® 2017.

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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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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HIGHDESERT4.JPGJPG HIGHDESERT4.JPG manage 482 K 12 Dec 2018 - 16:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
HIGHDESERT6.JPGJPG HIGHDESERT6.JPG manage 144 K 05 Dec 2019 - 21:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter of.Iris-Splendor-Australia
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HighDesert.jpgjpg HighDesert.jpg manage 692 K 18 Oct 2016 - 03:55 Main.rshadlow Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
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highdesert05.JPGJPG highdesert05.JPG manage 301 K 18 May 2019 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at Bay View Gardens
highdesert07.jpgjpg highdesert07.jpg manage 56 K 08 Aug 2021 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
highdesert08.jpgjpg highdesert08.jpg manage 270 K 06 Aug 2021 - 02:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
highdesert09.jpgjpg highdesert09.jpg manage 123 K 23 Jun 2021 - 22:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
highdesert1.jpgjpg highdesert1.jpg manage 61 K 18 Apr 2016 - 15:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
highdesert10.JPGJPG highdesert10.JPG manage 152 K 08 Jun 2021 - 22:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
highdesert2.JPGJPG highdesert2.JPG manage 55 K 01 Jun 2017 - 19:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
highdesert3.JPGJPG highdesert3.JPG manage 143 K 11 Jun 2021 - 01:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
highdesert5.JPGJPG highdesert5.JPG manage 81 K 19 Aug 2021 - 01:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
highdesert6.jpgjpg highdesert6.jpg manage 518 K 26 Dec 2019 - 21:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
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highdesert9.JPGJPG highdesert9.JPG manage 270 K 03 Dec 2020 - 21:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
highdesert99.JPGJPG highdesert99.JPG manage 266 K 03 Dec 2020 - 21:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
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Topic revision: r34 - 30 Jun 2022, TLaurin
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