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■(TB) 'Restless Spirit'

2017, Keppel

'Restless Spirit' (Keith Keppel, R. 2016). Seedling# 07-99A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards veronica violet (M&P 43-H-8/9) shading to dove grey (45-B-1) toward edge; style arms pale greyed violet (43-B-2), nankeen yellow (10-F-3) edge; falls blended ecru (11-C-2) and rosy beige (11-B-4) hafts, remainder oyster white (10-B-1) to amber white (11-C-1) with minuet (41-C-8) center suffusion; beards burnt sienna (5-F-12), faint lavender cast at end. 'Secret Rites' X 'Flame Amber'. Keppel 2017. Honorable Mention 2019.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: RESTLESS SPIRIT EM 36” (Secret Rites X Flame Amber) #07-99A. Another expression of the “dark top” pattern, with subtle fall blendings. Standards veronica violet shaded dove grey toward edge. Falls blended ecru to rosy beige at the hafts, remainder oyster to amber white, with subtle minuet violet center suffusion. Beards are burnt sienna, with just a faint cast of lavender at the end. Another good garden iris, with excellent marks for increase, branching and buds, and long bloom season. $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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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Restless Spirit (1).jpgjpg Restless Spirit (1).jpg manage 319 K 24 Feb 2019 - 01:18 AdamCordes Row of Restless Spirit taken at Keith Keppel's garden, 2018
Restless Spirit (2).jpgjpg Restless Spirit (2).jpg manage 206 K 24 Feb 2019 - 01:17 AdamCordes Taken in Keith Keppel's garden, 2018
Restless Spirit.jpgjpg Restless Spirit.jpg manage 167 K 24 Feb 2019 - 01:17 AdamCordes Photo taken in my garden, USDA Zone 4, Michigan, 2018
Restless <a class="foswikiNewLink" href="/bin/edit/TbPthruT/SpiritBH?topicparent=TbPthruT.TbRestlessSpirit" rel="nofollow" title="Create this topic">SpiritBH</a>.jpgjpg Restless SpiritBH.jpg manage 123 K 24 Feb 2019 - 13:28 Main.Betsy881 Detail of Cordes photo
restless_spirit_tb_keppel_atkeppels_2017_sm.jpgjpg restless_spirit_tb_keppel_atkeppels_2017_sm.jpg manage 204 K 19 Feb 2018 - 18:18 PhyllisAWilburn  
restlessspirit01.jpgjpg restlessspirit01.jpg manage 185 K 30 Jul 2019 - 13:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
restlessspirit02.jpgjpg restlessspirit02.jpg manage 214 K 30 Jul 2019 - 13:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
restlessspirit03.jpgjpg restlessspirit03.jpg manage 185 K 30 Jul 2019 - 14:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
restlessspirit09.jpgjpg restlessspirit09.jpg manage 231 K 25 Jun 2021 - 01:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
restlessspirit1.jpgjpg restlessspirit1.jpg manage 72 K 23 Jan 2019 - 03:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
restlessspirit3.JPGJPG restlessspirit3.JPG manage 181 K 16 Apr 2020 - 20:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
restlessspirit4.JPGJPG restlessspirit4.JPG manage 157 K 17 Jan 2023 - 13:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
restlessspirit5.jpgjpg restlessspirit5.jpg manage 170 K 06 Aug 2021 - 22:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
restlessspirit7.jpgjpg restlessspirit7.jpg manage 73 K 20 Feb 2023 - 03:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
restlessspirit70.jpgjpg restlessspirit70.jpg manage 73 K 20 Feb 2023 - 03:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
restlessspirit8.jpgjpg restlessspirit8.jpg manage 171 K 04 Jun 2020 - 19:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
restlessspirit9.jpgjpg restlessspirit9.jpg manage 145 K 04 Jun 2020 - 01:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
restlessspiritTbkeith.jpgjpg restlessspiritTbkeith.jpg manage 163 K 10 Dec 2016 - 13:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
Topic revision: r22 - 20 Feb 2023, TLaurin
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