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■(TB) 'Pretty Kitty'

2011, Keppel

'Pretty Kitty' (Keith Keppel, R. 2010) Seedling #00-238S. TB, 34" (86 cm). Very late bloom. Standards and style arms peach pink (M&P 9-A-5); falls peach pink to creamier pink (9-B-4), paler in center; beards firecracker (1-H-12) in throat, coral blush (1-F-10) at end. 'Kitty Kay' X 'Vienna Waltz'. Keppel 2011. Honorable Mention 2013; Award of Merit 2017.

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From Keppel Iris catalog, 2011: PRETTY KITTY VL 34" (Kitty Kay X Vienna Waltz) Medium-sized heavily fluted and ruffled clear peach pink, the slightly creamier falls paling toward the center. Harmonious beards are soft coral pink on the end, firecracker red peeking out from the throat. Flared, with integrity of form guaranteed by heavy substance. Growth habits better than mama Kitty. One of the very last to bloom, this is a well-branched time-extender for those who hate to see the season end. #00-238S. $40.00; 3 for $100.00.


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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2011-03-06
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PRETTYKITTY9.jpgjpg PRETTYKITTY9.jpg manage 196 K 02 Apr 2021 - 12:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
PrettyKitty.jpgjpg PrettyKitty.jpg manage 62 K 07 Dec 2011 - 11:53 Main.Laymont+ by Keith Keppel Oregon USA
PrettyKitty05.JPGJPG PrettyKitty05.JPG manage 105 K 08 Dec 2016 - 16:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
PrettyKitty1.jpgjpg PrettyKitty1.jpg manage 37 K 25 Apr 2016 - 22:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Pretty_Kitty.JPGJPG Pretty_Kitty.JPG manage 214 K 05 Sep 2011 - 20:55 Main.rshadlow  
prettykitty01.jpgjpg prettykitty01.jpg manage 40 K 01 Dec 2015 - 16:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
prettykitty02.jpgjpg prettykitty02.jpg manage 829 K 27 Dec 2015 - 03:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
prettykitty1.jpgjpg prettykitty1.jpg manage 198 K 11 Apr 2016 - 20:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
prettykitty2.jpgjpg prettykitty2.jpg manage 469 K 07 Feb 2017 - 15:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
prettykitty3.jpgjpg prettykitty3.jpg manage 98 K 03 Jul 2019 - 22:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
prettykitty4.jpgjpg prettykitty4.jpg manage 130 K 03 Jul 2019 - 22:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
prettykitty5.jpgjpg prettykitty5.jpg manage 138 K 07 Jul 2020 - 15:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
prettykitty7.JPGJPG prettykitty7.JPG manage 169 K 02 Feb 2024 - 13:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
prettykitty70.JPGJPG prettykitty70.JPG manage 117 K 02 Feb 2024 - 13:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
prettykitty9.jpgjpg prettykitty9.jpg manage 138 K 19 Jan 2023 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
prettykitty90.jpgjpg prettykitty90.jpg manage 119 K 24 Jan 2023 - 13:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r29 - 02 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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