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■(TB) 'Imperial Guard'

2017, Keppel

'Imperial Guard' (Keith Keppel, R. 2016) Seedling 10-59E. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late bloom. Standards quince yellow (M&P 10/11-L-3), faint plumbago blue (43-B-4) midrib flush; style arms quince yellow, lavender-blue (42-F-8) lip and midrib; falls dark red-purple (47-L-10 to 55-L-10), ¼˝ lighter foxglove (42-HI-9) marginal veining, narrow sandalwood (14-A-7) edge, buckthorn brown (13-L-8) and white haft area; beards layered mustard, violet and white in throat, ends abbey violet (41-F-10). Seedling# 04-70C: (seedling# 98-181A, 'Naughty Nights' sibling, x 'Decadence') X 'Espionage'. Keppel 2017. Honorable Mention 2019.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: IMPERIAL GUARD L 38” ((Naughty Nights sib x Decadence) X Espionage) #10-59E. His uniform is for pomp, with extravagant ruffling and even a hint of lace on close inspection. Quince yellow standards carry a faint plumbago blue flush up the midrib. Falls are dark red purple with quarter-inch lighter marginal veining and narrow sandalwood edge, while the haft area is buckthorn brown and white. A wood violet center line leads to abbey violet beards top layered mustard in the throat. Stalwart seven-budded sentinel to watch over the close of the bearded iris festivities. $50.00.


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
imperial_guard_em_3.jpgjpg imperial_guard_em_3.jpg manage 290 K 05 Dec 2019 - 23:21 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
imperial_guard_em_5.jpgjpg imperial_guard_em_5.jpg manage 429 K 05 Dec 2019 - 23:21 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
imperialguard09.jpgjpg imperialguard09.jpg manage 70 K 23 Jul 2021 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
imperialguard090.jpgjpg imperialguard090.jpg manage 63 K 23 Jul 2021 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
imperialguard091.jpgjpg imperialguard091.jpg manage 77 K 23 Jul 2021 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
imperialguard092.jpgjpg imperialguard092.jpg manage 160 K 23 Jul 2021 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
imperialguard1.JPGJPG imperialguard1.JPG manage 247 K 22 Jan 2019 - 23:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
imperialguard1.jpgjpg imperialguard1.jpg manage 221 K 30 Jul 2019 - 13:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
imperialguard2.jpgjpg imperialguard2.jpg manage 237 K 30 Jul 2019 - 13:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
imperialguard5.jpgjpg imperialguard5.jpg manage 139 K 24 Jan 2023 - 02:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
imperialguard50.jpgjpg imperialguard50.jpg manage 149 K 26 Jan 2023 - 21:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
imperialguard9.jpgjpg imperialguard9.jpg manage 261 K 24 Jun 2021 - 01:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
imperialguardtbkeith.jpgjpg imperialguardtbkeith.jpg manage 210 K 08 Dec 2016 - 13:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
Topic revision: r17 - 26 Jan 2023, TLaurin
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