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■(TB) 'Midnight Passion'

2008, Keppel

'Midnight Passion' (Keith Keppel, R. 2007). Seedling# 99-120C. TB, 32" (81 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards silky smoked red purple (between M&P 47-H-4 and 48-H-3); style arms mello mauve (45-F-1) to crushed violets (45-G-5); falls velvety shiny red-black; beards tomato red (3-I-12). Seedling# 96-54A: (seedling# 92-83T: ('Night Game' x seedling# 88-140A: (seedling# 82-65A: ('Tomorrow's Child' x Gatty seedling# K41-1: ('Show Biz' x 'Villain')) x 'Gallant Rogue')) x seedling# 92-83G) X 'Fiery Temper'. Keppel 2008. Honorable Mention 2011.

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BHP 8009-X2 midnight passion.jpgMIDNIGHT PASSION.jpgMidnightP.JPGmidnightpassion01.jpgmidnightpassion02.jpgmidnightpassion1.jpgmidnightpassion3.JPGmidnightpassion4.jpgmidnightpassion5.JPGmidnightpassion6.jpgmidnightpassion7.JPGmidnightpassion9.JPG


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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 - 2010-02-03
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_8009-X2_midnight_passion.jpgjpg BHP_8009-X2_midnight_passion.jpg manage 168 K 12 Feb 2016 - 04:30 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
MIDNIGHT_PASSION.jpgjpg MIDNIGHT_PASSION.jpg manage 71 K 03 Feb 2010 - 19:05 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
MidnightP.JPGJPG MidnightP.JPG manage 68 K 11 Apr 2010 - 23:03 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Taken at Keith Keppel's iris garden.
midnightpassion01.jpgjpg midnightpassion01.jpg manage 515 K 03 Jan 2016 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
midnightpassion02.jpgjpg midnightpassion02.jpg manage 96 K 16 Jul 2019 - 03:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
midnightpassion1.jpgjpg midnightpassion1.jpg manage 247 K 11 Apr 2016 - 17:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
midnightpassion3.JPGJPG midnightpassion3.JPG manage 70 K 22 Jul 2013 - 19:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
midnightpassion4.jpgjpg midnightpassion4.jpg manage 74 K 12 Nov 2013 - 16:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
midnightpassion5.JPGJPG midnightpassion5.JPG manage 195 K 01 Feb 2024 - 13:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
midnightpassion6.jpgjpg midnightpassion6.jpg manage 389 K 03 Jan 2020 - 03:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
midnightpassion7.JPGJPG midnightpassion7.JPG manage 231 K 07 Dec 2020 - 21:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
midnightpassion9.JPGJPG midnightpassion9.JPG manage 293 K 08 Nov 2020 - 23:16 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2008 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r28 - 01 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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