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■(TB) 'Midnight Oil'

1998, Keppel

'Midnight Oil' (Keith Keppel, R. 1997). Seedling# 91-174A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Black self, darker than eggplant (M&P 48-H-12), falls with slight velvet finish; style arms darker than port (56-E-12); beards grape (47-JL-12); slight sweet fragrance. Seedling# 88-45C: (('Snowbrook' x 'Blackout') x seedling# 84-93B, 'Light Show' sibling) X 'Before The Storm'. Keppel 1998. Honorable Mention 2000; Award of Merit 2002.

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From AIS Bulletin #308 January 1998 Introducing MIDNIGHT Oil (Keppel) TB, M 36" (((Snowbrook x Blackout) x Light Show sib) X Before the Storm) Lightly ruffled almost sooty black with matte standards, slightly velvet falls, blackish grape beards. #91-174A. $40.00. Keith Keppel.
 


Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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
MIDNIGHTOIL01.jpgjpg MIDNIGHTOIL01.jpg manage 244 K 12 Jul 2017 - 03:07 UnknownUser Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
MidnightOil03.jpgjpg MidnightOil03.jpg manage 122 K 18 Sep 2017 - 01:45 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
MidnightOil04.jpgjpg MidnightOil04.jpg manage 47 K 22 Apr 2014 - 02:49 UnknownUser Photo by Igor Khorosh,Ukraine
MidnightOil091105.jpgjpg MidnightOil091105.jpg manage 21 K 12 Nov 2010 - 19:14 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
MidnightOil14.jpgjpg MidnightOil14.jpg manage 56 K 17 Jul 2013 - 20:12 UnknownUser Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
MidnightOil15.jpgjpg MidnightOil15.jpg manage 86 K 04 Aug 2013 - 14:42 UnknownUser Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
MidnightOil9akp.JPGJPG MidnightOil9akp.JPG manage 42 K 07 Jan 2013 - 17:11 KentPfeiffer Taken in my garden in zone 5b on May 9, 2012
MidnightOilAA.jpgjpg MidnightOilAA.jpg manage 41 K 17 Feb 2011 - 20:06 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
Midnight_Oil.jpgjpg Midnight_Oil.jpg manage 41 K 05 Jan 2010 - 23:09 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Midnight_OilNN.JPGJPG Midnight_OilNN.JPG manage 41 K 09 Nov 2011 - 00:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Midnight_Oil_49.jpgjpg Midnight_Oil_49.jpg manage 41 K 12 Mar 2012 - 04:53 Main.iris.ua Midnight Oil
Midnight_Oil_KR.jpgjpg Midnight_Oil_KR.jpg manage 58 K 03 Feb 2010 - 19:01 Main.Laymont+ by Kgardens : Prague, Republique Tchéque
Midnight_Oil_fl.jpgjpg Midnight_Oil_fl.jpg manage 28 K 03 Apr 2011 - 06:35 IrisP  
P1300788-X2_midnight_oil.jpgjpg P1300788-X2_midnight_oil.jpg manage 208 K 17 Feb 2016 - 11:02 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
midnight_oil_66.jpgjpg midnight_oil_66.jpg manage 73 K 15 Dec 2010 - 00:19 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
midnight_oil_68.jpgjpg midnight_oil_68.jpg manage 72 K 15 Dec 2010 - 00:20 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
midnightoil01.jpgjpg midnightoil01.jpg manage 77 K 22 Aug 2014 - 02:49 UnknownUser Photo by Iris City Gardens
midnightoil02.jpgjpg midnightoil02.jpg manage 120 K 03 Oct 2017 - 00:46 UnknownUser Photo by Iris Garden Feel Good-Russia
midnightoil03.jpgjpg midnightoil03.jpg manage 54 K 08 Sep 2015 - 02:41 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
midnightoil04.jpgjpg midnightoil04.jpg manage 44 K 08 Sep 2015 - 02:43 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
midnightoil05.jpgjpg midnightoil05.jpg manage 109 K 27 Nov 2015 - 23:24 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
midnightoil06.jpgjpg midnightoil06.jpg manage 862 K 25 Dec 2015 - 03:43 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
midnightoil07.jpgjpg midnightoil07.jpg manage 73 K 16 Jul 2019 - 03:05 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
midnightoil08SPI.jpgjpg midnightoil08SPI.jpg manage 71 K 26 Mar 2010 - 14:51 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
midnightoil11.jpgjpg midnightoil11.jpg manage 39 K 05 Apr 2013 - 20:09 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
midnightoil13.jpgjpg midnightoil13.jpg manage 78 K 16 Jul 2013 - 14:53 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
midnightoil16.jpgjpg midnightoil16.jpg manage 33 K 15 Aug 2013 - 02:04 UnknownUser Photo by Hildenbrandt's Iris Garden
midnightoil17.jpgjpg midnightoil17.jpg manage 55 K 24 Aug 2013 - 15:45 UnknownUser Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
midnightoil18.JPGJPG midnightoil18.JPG manage 81 K 30 Jan 2014 - 04:03 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
midnightoil19.jpgjpg midnightoil19.jpg manage 94 K 05 Mar 2014 - 21:07 UnknownUser Photo by Irisaluze-Richard Serafinowski-France
midnightoil2.jpgjpg midnightoil2.jpg manage 200 K 05 Jan 2018 - 23:45 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
midnightoil3.jpgjpg midnightoil3.jpg manage 153 K 29 Nov 2017 - 16:43 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
midnightoil4.jpgjpg midnightoil4.jpg manage 799 K 11 Aug 2017 - 02:34 UnknownUser Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
midnightoil5.jpgjpg midnightoil5.jpg manage 130 K 30 Oct 2017 - 01:56 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
midnightoil6.jpgjpg midnightoil6.jpg manage 121 K 30 Oct 2017 - 01:57 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
midnightoil9.JPGJPG midnightoil9.JPG manage 137 K 27 Feb 2020 - 03:07 UnknownUser Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
Topic revision: r53 - 10 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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