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■(TB) 'Ocean Liner'

2017, Keppel

'Ocean Liner' (Keith Keppel, R. 2016). Seedling 08-72E. TB, 34" (86 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards lavender-blue (M&P 41-AB-6) deepening (41-EF-9) in center, darker textured veining; style arms lighter lavender-blue (41-AB-5); falls lavender-blue (42-AB-5) with overall deeper (41-D-10) veining, heaviest across haft with slight white ground; beards lavender-blue, tips shrimp (1-EF-10). 'Ghost Writer' X 'Haunted Heart'. Honorable Mention 2019; Award of Merit 2021.  Keppel 2017.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: OCEAN LINER EM 34” (Ghost Writer X Haunted Heart) #08-72E. As would be expected from the cross, another of the “lined” persuasion, this time done in blue. The lavender blue standards deepen toward the center and carry faint darker texture veining. The lavender blue falls have an overall patterning of deeper veining/lining, heaviest across the haft, which shows a slight white ground. Lavender blue beard hairs are tipped shrimp. Rapid increase means lots of stalks with 6-10 buds, resulting in heavy bloom. $50.00.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
OCEANLINER!.JPGJPG OCEANLINER!.JPG manage 180 K 16 Apr 2020 - 20:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
OCEANLINER.JPGJPG OCEANLINER.JPG manage 105 K 15 Oct 2019 - 23:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
OCEANLINER9.jpgjpg OCEANLINER9.jpg manage 214 K 02 Apr 2021 - 01:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
oceanliner01.jpgjpg oceanliner01.jpg manage 168 K 10 Dec 2016 - 13:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
oceanliner02.jpgjpg oceanliner02.jpg manage 91 K 22 Jan 2019 - 23:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
oceanliner1.jpgjpg oceanliner1.jpg manage 144 K 08 May 2019 - 19:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
oceanliner4.JPGJPG oceanliner4.JPG manage 180 K 28 May 2019 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
oceanliner5.JPGJPG oceanliner5.JPG manage 157 K 15 Jan 2023 - 02:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia-taken at Keith Keppel Iris Garden
oceanliner50.jpgjpg oceanliner50.jpg manage 127 K 15 Jan 2023 - 21:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
oceanliner7.jpgjpg oceanliner7.jpg manage 78 K 19 Feb 2023 - 21:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
oceanliner70.jpgjpg oceanliner70.jpg manage 192 K 19 Feb 2023 - 21:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
oceanliner71.jpgjpg oceanliner71.jpg manage 74 K 19 Feb 2023 - 21:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
oceanliner8.JPGJPG oceanliner8.JPG manage 215 K 12 Jan 2024 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
oceanliner9.jpgjpg oceanliner9.jpg manage 166 K 06 Aug 2021 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r24 - 14 Jan 2024, davepote
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