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■(TB) 'Mercury Rising'

2007, Keppel

'Mercury Rising' (Keith Keppel, R.2006). Seedling# 98-159D. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late bloom. Standards and style arms sunflower (M&P 9-L-4); falls dahlia purple to port wine (55/56-J-12), lightly velvet textured, narrow 1/16" lighter (7-J-8) edge, 1 1/2" sunburst, darker and brighter than sunflower, faintly veined purple to tan; beards solid cadmium yellow (9-L-8/9). 'Starship Enterprise' X 'Braggadocio'. Keppel 2007. Honorable Mention 2009; Award of Merit 2011.

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From AIS Bulletin #345 April 2007 Introducing MERCURY RISING. (Starship Enterprise X Braggadocio) L 36". The heat is on! Torrid bright yellow standards match the big blaze on oxblood falls. Cadmium yellow beards. Lightly waved, semi-flaring. Moderate branching. #98-159D. $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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DSCN0165.JPGJPG DSCN0165.JPG manage 67 K 12 Apr 2010 - 20:52 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Keith Keppel's garden.
MERCURYRISING01.jpgjpg MERCURYRISING01.jpg manage 145 K 07 Dec 2015 - 04:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
MERCURY_RISING.jpgjpg MERCURY_RISING.jpg manage 69 K 03 Feb 2010 - 18:58 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
MercuryRising7.jpgjpg MercuryRising7.jpg manage 63 K 17 Jul 2013 - 20:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
Mercury_Rising_KWW.jpgjpg Mercury_Rising_KWW.jpg manage 50 K 29 Jan 2017 - 22:48 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Aitken's Salmon Creek Gardens, Vancouver, WA; AIS 2015 Convention
ercuryrising03.jpgjpg ercuryrising03.jpg manage 63 K 24 Dec 2014 - 12:45 Main.TLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers-Magic Valley Iris Society
mercury-rising2-10.jpgjpg mercury-rising2-10.jpg manage 42 K 09 Jul 2010 - 17:51 Main.mikeu Mercury Rising by Mike Unser
mercury01.JPGJPG mercury01.JPG manage 64 K 10 Mar 2015 - 14:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow
mercury02.jpgjpg mercury02.jpg manage 53 K 25 Apr 2015 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
mercuryraisingSPI.jpgjpg mercuryraisingSPI.jpg manage 70 K 25 Mar 2010 - 16:36 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
mercuryrising01.jpgjpg mercuryrising01.jpg manage 70 K 10 Nov 2014 - 22:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
mercuryrising02.jpgjpg mercuryrising02.jpg manage 60 K 26 Apr 2014 - 23:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
mercuryrising03.jpgjpg mercuryrising03.jpg manage 131 K 19 Mar 2017 - 14:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
mercuryrising05.jpgjpg mercuryrising05.jpg manage 82 K 16 Jul 2019 - 02:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
mercuryrising09.JPGJPG mercuryrising09.JPG manage 268 K 08 Nov 2020 - 04:21 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2007 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
mercuryrising1.jpgjpg mercuryrising1.jpg manage 454 K 02 Jan 2020 - 22:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
mercuryrising2.JPGJPG mercuryrising2.JPG manage 349 K 07 Dec 2020 - 21:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
mercuryrising5.jpgjpg mercuryrising5.jpg manage 49 K 05 Apr 2013 - 19:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
mercuryrising6.jpgjpg mercuryrising6.jpg manage 60 K 16 Jul 2013 - 15:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
mercuryrising8.jpgjpg mercuryrising8.jpg manage 60 K 22 Jul 2013 - 19:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
mercuryrising9.jpgjpg mercuryrising9.jpg manage 69 K 12 Nov 2013 - 16:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r38 - 06 Jul 2022, Harloiris
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