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■(TB) 'Mistress'

1980, Keppel

'Mistress' (Keith Keppel, R. 1978). Seedling# 74-35A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards pale creamy pink (M&P 9-A-2 to 9-B-2) faintly suffused phlox pink (41-E-4); falls cream-pink (9-C-2), hafts dotted near dahlia purple (43-I-5); soft orange beard with white base. Seedling# 71-50E: ((seedling# 66-35B: (('Irma Melrose' x 'Tea Apron') x (('Full Circle' x 'Rococo') x 'Tea Apron')) x 'April Melody') x (seedling# 66-35C x 'April Melody')) X 'Osage Buff'. Keppel 1980. Honorable Mention 1982; Award of Merit 1984.

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Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.Photo taken at 1980 AIS Dallas Convention by Verna Laurin at the Philbrook GardenPhoto taken at 1981 AIS St. Louis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Bohrer GardenPhoto by Pierre Anfosso - France


From AIS Bulletin #236 January 1980 Introducing MISTRESS (Keppel) EM 36".Softly marked pink plic with very wide, ruffled petals. Pale creamy pink ground suffused phlox pink on standards and fall margins and dotted dahlia purple on hafts. Soft orange beards. F2-(((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) X Osage Buff. HC '78. #74-35A. $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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Mistress_1978_TB.jpgjpg Mistress_1978_TB.jpg manage 64 K 03 Jan 2012 - 12:51 AlainFranco Photo by Pierre Anfosso - France
mistress02.jpgjpg mistress02.jpg manage 88 K 13 Jun 2014 - 20:49 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
mistress1.jpgjpg mistress1.jpg manage 32 K 03 Dec 2018 - 14:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
mistress9.JPGJPG mistress9.JPG manage 203 K 05 Apr 2023 - 02:33 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1980 AIS Dallas Convention by Verna Laurin at the Philbrook Garden
mistress90.JPGJPG mistress90.JPG manage 172 K 05 Apr 2023 - 13:41 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1981 AIS St. Louis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Bohrer Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 05 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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