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■(TB) 'Humoresque'

1962, Keppel

'Humoresque' (Keith Keppel, R. 1961). Seedling# 57-7A. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W2B, Pale gentian-blue to white ground, irregularly washed, flecked, striped medium to dark lobelia blue, no two blossoms identical; blue beard tipped yellow. 'Snow Flurry' X Witteman seedling: ( 'Maisie Lowe' x 'Stratosphere'). Melrose 1962.

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From AIS Bulletin #165, April 1962. Introducing HUMORESQUE (Keith Keppel). Snow Flurry X (Mrs. J. L. Gibson x Stratosphere). Strange. Color? Well one flower may be white lightly stippled violet. Another will be violet lightly stippled white-but midway between it is violet with white stippling overall. Possibly an unstable gene, BUT the characteristic is inheritable in this flower's seedlings. Net $15.00. Melrose.
From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1964: HUMORESQUE (K. Keppel) Imagine growing an iris that never has two stems with the same color of flowers! That's Humoresque. The flowers on a single stem will be much alike but not at all similar to the flowers on the stem next to it. The color varies from white with a few dashes of violet to a medium violet with splashes of white and everything in between!- and mostly in between. Phenomenally different. An inheritable characteristic too, the pattern passes on to seedlings. 7.50.

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Humoresque01.JPGJPG Humoresque01.JPG manage 78 K 24 Nov 2014 - 22:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Humoresque010.JPGJPG Humoresque010.JPG manage 90 K 19 Aug 2021 - 15:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Humoresque02.jpgjpg Humoresque02.jpg manage 81 K 27 Mar 2014 - 02:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Humoresque03.jpgjpg Humoresque03.jpg manage 86 K 06 Jun 2014 - 20:53 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
HumoresqueAA.jpgjpg HumoresqueAA.jpg manage 16 K 18 Nov 2011 - 20:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
HumoresqueBHI.jpgjpg HumoresqueBHI.jpg manage 108 K 18 Nov 2011 - 20:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HumoresqueRT.jpgjpg HumoresqueRT.jpg manage 33 K 22 Jan 2012 - 18:03 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
Humoresque_DSCF1150.JPGJPG Humoresque_DSCF1150.JPG manage 1 MB 02 Jun 2016 - 04:20 Main.rshadlow taken at Presby
Humoresque_DSCF1150rs.JPGJPG Humoresque_DSCF1150rs.JPG manage 517 K 05 Nov 2017 - 18:22 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Robin Shadlow
IMG_7880.jpgjpg IMG_7880.jpg manage 351 K 21 Dec 2018 - 20:42 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 17-06.
humoresque04.jpgjpg humoresque04.jpg manage 128 K 05 Jun 2020 - 11:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
humoresque05.jpgjpg humoresque05.jpg manage 126 K 05 Jul 2018 - 02:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
humoresque5.jpgjpg humoresque5.jpg manage 70 K 22 Jan 2010 - 19:20 Main.htb ©2006 Laurie Frazer
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