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■(TB) 'Polished Manners'

2000, Keppel

'Polished Manners' (Keith Keppel, R. 2000). Seedling# 90-81A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Fluorite violet (M&P 46-L-12) to vatican purple (45-L-12), base and center of Standards shaded lighter (44-L-10); style arms bright royal purple (43-L-11); beards canterbury (43-K-12); slight sweet fragrance. Seedling# 86-60B: ('Evening Gown' x 'Sea Wolf') X 'Larry Gaulter'. Keppel 2000. Honorable Mention 2002.

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From AIS Bulletin #316 January 2000 Introducing POLISHED MANNERS (Keppel) TB, EM 36" ((Evening Gown x Sea Wolf) X Larry Gaulter). Fluorite violet to vatican purple with a glossy, metallic sheen; beards violet blue. #90-81 A. $40.00. 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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PolishedManners02.JPGJPG PolishedManners02.JPG manage 75 K 08 Apr 2014 - 02:55 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
PolishedManners03.JPGJPG PolishedManners03.JPG manage 130 K 08 Apr 2014 - 02:56 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
PolishedManners1.jpgjpg PolishedManners1.jpg manage 149 K 11 Oct 2018 - 02:31 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.
PolishedManners201009-2.jpgjpg PolishedManners201009-2.jpg manage 52 K 12 Nov 2010 - 02:29 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
PolishedManners8.jpgjpg PolishedManners8.jpg manage 73 K 29 Nov 2013 - 15:37 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
PolishedManners9.jpgjpg PolishedManners9.jpg manage 57 K 25 Jan 2021 - 20:10 UnknownUser Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
PolishedManners_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg PolishedManners_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 77 K 16 Feb 2012 - 19:59 Main.janlauritzen taken at the AIS Portland National in 2006
Polished_Manners.jpgjpg Polished_Manners.jpg manage 45 K 07 Jan 2010 - 02:29 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
polishedmanners01.jpgjpg polishedmanners01.jpg manage 37 K 25 Jul 2014 - 02:59 UnknownUser Photo by Rainbow Iris Farm
polishedmanners02.jpgjpg polishedmanners02.jpg manage 297 K 01 Dec 2019 - 15:40 UnknownUser Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
polishedmanners4.jpgjpg polishedmanners4.jpg manage 183 K 30 Nov 2017 - 22:19 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
polishedmanners5.jpgjpg polishedmanners5.jpg manage 76 K 13 Jul 2013 - 14:22 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
polishedmanners6.jpgjpg polishedmanners6.jpg manage 32 K 15 Sep 2013 - 01:05 UnknownUser Photo by Kary Iris Gardens
polishedmanners7.jpgjpg polishedmanners7.jpg manage 75 K 13 Nov 2013 - 14:44 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
polishedmanners9.JPGJPG polishedmanners9.JPG manage 317 K 06 Nov 2020 - 22:12 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 2001 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
polshedmanners2.jpgjpg polshedmanners2.jpg manage 46 K 11 Feb 2013 - 21:26 UnknownUser Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r31 - 27 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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