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■ (TB) 'Italian Velvet'

2006, Keppel

'Italian Velvet' (Keith Keppel, R/ 2005). Seedling# 99-157D. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards wisteria violet (M&P 41-F-8), midrib flushed peach buff (2-B-8), inside base patterned port (56-E-12); style arms capucine orange (9-I-8) edge, lavender midrib, crests wisteria violet, red brown edge; falls blacker than port wine (56-J-12), velvety; beards white lightly tipped brazil brown (8-L-8) to henna (6-J-12) tips in throat. Seedling# 95-97E, 'Quandary' sibling, X 'Crazy For You'. Keppel 2006. Honorable Mention 2008; Award of Merit 2010.

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From AIS Bulletin #341 April 2006 Introducing ITALIAN VELVET M 36" (Quandary sib X Crazy for You). Satin wistaria violet standards, smooth burgundy black velvet falls. #99-1570. $45.00. 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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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DSCN1831.JPGJPG DSCN1831.JPG manage 68 K 02 May 2010 - 05:12 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
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ITALIANVELVET1.JPGJPG ITALIANVELVET1.JPG manage 187 K 23 Nov 2018 - 13:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.
ItalianVelvet01.jpgjpg ItalianVelvet01.jpg manage 60 K 02 Sep 2014 - 16:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
ItalianVelvet081110.jpgjpg ItalianVelvet081110.jpg manage 52 K 13 Nov 2010 - 19:58 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
Italian_Velvet.jpgjpg Italian_Velvet.jpg manage 65 K 03 Feb 2010 - 08:31 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Italian_Velvet_2010_BrindaMandella.jpgjpg Italian_Velvet_2010_BrindaMandella.jpg manage 65 K 03 Jul 2010 - 02:33 BrindaMandella photo by Brinda Mandella
italianvelvet01.jpgjpg italianvelvet01.jpg manage 61 K 17 Jun 2015 - 19:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
italianvelvet02.jpgjpg italianvelvet02.jpg manage 565 K 02 Jan 2016 - 14:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
italianvelvet03.jpgjpg italianvelvet03.jpg manage 100 K 24 Mar 2016 - 14:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
italianvelvet04.jpgjpg italianvelvet04.jpg manage 115 K 24 Mar 2016 - 14:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
italianvelvet05.jpgjpg italianvelvet05.jpg manage 122 K 24 Mar 2016 - 14:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
italianvelvet06.JPGJPG italianvelvet06.JPG manage 262 K 08 Nov 2020 - 03:51 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2006 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
italianvelvet08.JPGJPG italianvelvet08.JPG manage 227 K 05 Dec 2020 - 03:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
italianvelvet08SPI.jpgjpg italianvelvet08SPI.jpg manage 74 K 23 Mar 2010 - 18:20 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
italianvelvet09.jpgjpg italianvelvet09.jpg manage 417 K 28 Dec 2019 - 03:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
italianvelvet1.jpgjpg italianvelvet1.jpg manage 270 K 11 Apr 2016 - 02:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
italianvelvet10.jpgjpg italianvelvet10.jpg manage 53 K 17 May 2013 - 01:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
italianvelvet11.jpgjpg italianvelvet11.jpg manage 52 K 17 May 2013 - 17:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
italianvelvet12.jpgjpg italianvelvet12.jpg manage 68 K 13 Jul 2013 - 01:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
italianvelvet13.jpgjpg italianvelvet13.jpg manage 34 K 05 Oct 2013 - 18:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
italianvelvet14.jpgjpg italianvelvet14.jpg manage 65 K 10 Nov 2013 - 13:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
italianvelvet5.JPGJPG italianvelvet5.JPG manage 146 K 31 Jan 2024 - 02:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
italianvelvet6.jpgjpg italianvelvet6.jpg manage 37 K 04 May 2018 - 20:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riversdale Irises-Australia
italianvelvet7.JPGJPG italianvelvet7.JPG manage 61 K 12 Sep 2019 - 21:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riversdale Irises-Australia.
italianvelvet9.jpgjpg italianvelvet9.jpg manage 22 K 11 Mar 2013 - 20:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
italianvelvetIMG_7159.JPGJPG italianvelvetIMG_7159.JPG manage 110 K 24 Jan 2012 - 16:45 Main.mshadow Picture by Marilyn Campbell
Topic revision: r45 - 31 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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