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■(TB) 'Limerick'

1973, Keppel

'Limerick' (Keith Keppel, R. 1972). Seedling# 67-48. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards light chrome yellow (M&P 10-L-4); falls oyster white (10-B-1) in center, deepening to mimosa (10-J-2) at edge; cinnamon brown (14-1-10) suffusion of plicata markings, peppered java (8-L-10) at haft; orange-yellow beard. 'Ballyhoo' X 'Radiant Apogee'. Keppel 1973. Exhibition Certificate 1972, High Commendation 1972, Honorable Mention 1974; Favorite Guest 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing LIMERICK (Keppel). ML. 36". Ballyhoo X Radiant Apogee. Ruffled, touching standards are clear chrome yellow with no markings. Falls oyster white in the center, the mimosa yellow edges suffused cinnamon brown and peppered java at the haft. The beard is orangeyellow. Three (or four) branches plus terminal, with up to eleven buds. EC and HC 1972. $25.00. 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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Limerick01.jpgjpg Limerick01.jpg manage 152 K 28 Feb 2017 - 16:06 UnknownUser Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
Limerick03.jpgjpg Limerick03.jpg manage 71 K 26 Jan 2021 - 03:07 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
Limerick11.JPGJPG Limerick11.JPG manage 89 K 22 Aug 2021 - 02:08 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Limerick12BHI.jpgjpg Limerick12BHI.jpg manage 87 K 24 Apr 2012 - 13:56 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LimerickBHI15.JPGJPG LimerickBHI15.JPG manage 108 K 23 Dec 2015 - 23:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Limerick_fl.jpgjpg Limerick_fl.jpg manage 63 K 17 Feb 2011 - 18:55 IrisP  
limerick04.JPGJPG limerick04.JPG manage 921 K 27 Dec 2016 - 02:13 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
limerick9.jpgjpg limerick9.jpg manage 97 K 25 Mar 2023 - 18:52 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r22 - 08 Oct 2023, dougchyz
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