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■(TB) 'Popularity'

1991, Keppel

'Popularity' (Keith Keppel, R. 1989). Seedling# 83-42A. TB, height 37" (94 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards forsythia (M&P 9-K-6) flushed capucine buff (9-E-5) on midrib; falls dandelion (9-L-4) to golden glow (9-L-6) on hafts, small paler (9-B-1) spot at end of mandarin red (2-F-12) beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling# 78-29C: ('Festive Aire' x seedling# 72-5B, pollen parent of 'Catalyst') X seedling# 79-56E: ((seedling# 72-5B x 'Orange Empire') x 'Orangerie'). Roris Gardens 1991.

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Photo scanned by Anne Milner-from the B.I.S( British Iris Society) slide collection


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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.

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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-02-06
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