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■(TB) 'Love Letters'

1968, Keppel

'Love Letters' (Keith Keppel, R. 1966). Seedling# 63-109B. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-O5Ycm, Standards light apricot flushed pink; falls straw with deeper hafts, overlaid with maroon penciling; Indian orange beard. Witteman seedling# 14-55: (('Pink Formal' x 'Pink Sensation') x 'Claudia Rene') X 'Frances Kent' x 'Mary Randall'). Keppel 1968. Honorable Mention 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #190 July 1968 Introducing LOVE LETTERS ML. 32". Standards peach pink and light apricot; falls pale straw yellow to cream. Peach hafts with maroon "pencilling" which softens as the flower ages. Red-orange beard. Definitely not a "judge's" iris, as standards over-balance the falls and many flowers show a slight irregularity in form. Medium size, good branching. ((PINK FORMAL X PINK SENSATION X CLAUDIA RENE) X FRANCES KENT X MARY RANDALL). HC 1967. $15.00. 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.

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