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■(TB) 'Laredo'

1984, Keppel

'Laredo' (Keith Keppel, R. 1983). Seedling# 77-119D. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards rattan (M&P 11-K-6) ground almost completely covered with tan (12-L-11); Falls spice brown (13-B-12) margin on bright clear yellow (9-L-3) ground, large white triangular area below orange beard; slight sweet fragrance. 'Santana' X seedling# 74-32B: (seedling# 71-40A: ('Roundup' x 'Artwork' sibling) x 'Osage Buff'). Keppel 1984. Honorable Mention 1986; Favorite Guest 1987.

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Laredo01.JPGLaredo02.JPGLaredo12BHI.jpglaredo7.JPGlaredo9.JPGLaredo Keppel 84.JPG


From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 1984: LAREDO (Keppel '84) E 35" (Santana X 74-328: pod parent to Gigolo) The most intense, dark lemon-gold ground plicata we have ever bloomed. Standards almost completely suffused rich golden brown; falls with dotted golden brown edges and a white "V" pattern below the orange beards, the remainder of the falls being unmarked lemon gold. Not without fault, as the color dulls with age and the highly ruffled flowers may "channel" in the heat, but the tall, floriferous stalks and vivid coloration make it a garden standout. #77-1190 25.00.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-05
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Laredo01.JPGJPG Laredo01.JPG manage 86 K 25 Nov 2014 - 21:43 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Laredo02.JPGJPG Laredo02.JPG manage 108 K 21 Aug 2021 - 15:10 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Laredo12BHI.jpgjpg Laredo12BHI.jpg manage 88 K 22 Apr 2012 - 22:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Laredo_Keppel_84.JPGJPG Laredo_Keppel_84.JPG manage 68 K 05 Jan 2010 - 16:36 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
laredo7.JPGJPG laredo7.JPG manage 155 K 28 Jun 2023 - 21:11 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
laredo9.JPGJPG laredo9.JPG manage 311 K 06 Dec 2020 - 03:38 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r20 - 01 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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