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■(TB) 'Perfect Gift'

1996, Keppel

'Perfect Gift' (Keith Keppel, R. 1995). Seedling# 89-29B. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Pale pink (M&P 1-B-1), falls paler (1-A-1) below beard; style arms slightly deeper (1-C-7); beards soft orangish pink (1-I-11/12), deeper in throat; ruffled. 'Social Event' X 'Femme Fatale'. Keppel 1996. Honorable Mention 1999.

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From AIS Bulletin #300 January 1996 Introducing PERFECT GIFT (Keppel) M 34" (Social Event X Femme Fatale). Heavily ruffled, fluted medium-size clear pale pink. #89-29B 35.00. 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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Perfect_Gift_com.jpgjpg Perfect_Gift_com.jpg manage 40 K 26 Jan 2011 - 11:49 Main.Selina49 Perfect Gift at Selina's Iris Garden
perfectgift01.jpegjpeg perfectgift01.jpeg manage 55 K 05 Sep 2014 - 03:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
perfectgift02.jpgjpg perfectgift02.jpg manage 99 K 23 Oct 2015 - 01:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
perfectgift2.jpgjpg perfectgift2.jpg manage 27 K 06 Apr 2013 - 17:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
perfectgift9.JPGJPG perfectgift9.JPG manage 173 K 11 Apr 2023 - 14:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r18 - 11 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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