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■(TB) 'Roaring Twenties'

2009, Keppel

'Roaring Twenties' (Keith Keppel, R. 2008). Seedling# 02-162C. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards putty (M&P 11-B-1/2), heliotrope grey (44-C-3) suffusion at base; style arms putty, lavender midrib; falls blended grapejuice (44-L-10) and imperial purple (45-L-10), ¼" aster violet (44-EF-7) edge, light velvet; beards white tipped rusty orange (4-B-12) to (11-B-12) effect. 'Poem Of Ecstasy' X 'Decadence'. Keppel 2009. Honorable Mention 2011.

Note: Not to be confused with Tb 'Roaring Twenties' by Moldovan, 1965.

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From Keppel Iris catalog, 2009: ROARING TWENTIES ML 38" (Poem of Ecstasy X Decadence) Restrained color, unrestrained fancy form. Beige standards flushed heliotrope at base, blended grape juice to imperial purple falls with light velvet texture, plus aster violet edge. Rusty orange beards, white base. Imposing big, wide, deeply and heavily ruffled blooms. #02-162C. $50.00; 3 for $125.00.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-02-0
  • TB 'Roaring Twenties' bloomed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately June 4-13, in 2017. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 26 Sep 2017
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20170609_113712TB Roaring Twenties (2RS).jpgjpg 20170609_113712TB Roaring Twenties (2RS).jpg manage 709 K 26 Sep 2017 - 01:05 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A small clump of TB Roaring Twenties. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/09/2017.
Roaring Twenties soft light 19 Nov.jpgjpg Roaring Twenties soft light 19 Nov.jpg manage 346 K 22 Nov 2022 - 02:04 RachelMarks photo by Rachel Marks, Gippsland Australia, 2022
RoaringTwenties01.jpgjpg RoaringTwenties01.jpg manage 610 K 26 Apr 2016 - 02:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
RoaringTwenties03.jpgjpg RoaringTwenties03.jpg manage 106 K 30 Oct 2016 - 20:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
RoaringTwenties1.JPGJPG RoaringTwenties1.JPG manage 67 K 05 Aug 2010 - 06:58 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Keith Keppel's garden.
RoaringTwenties3b5166.jpgjpg RoaringTwenties3b5166.jpg manage 62 K 23 Feb 2011 - 15:59 Main.mshadow By Marilyn Campbell
RoaringTwenties6150.jpgjpg RoaringTwenties6150.jpg manage 62 K 31 Jul 2010 - 15:48 Main.mshadow Photo by Marilyn Campbell
RoaringTwenties9.jpgjpg RoaringTwenties9.jpg manage 223 K 11 Feb 2021 - 22:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
Roaring_Twenties.JPGJPG Roaring_Twenties.JPG manage 27 K 23 Jan 2011 - 04:21 Main.rshadlow  
RoaringtwentiesIMG_7943.JPGJPG RoaringtwentiesIMG_7943.JPG manage 106 K 25 Jan 2012 - 15:33 Main.mshadow Photo by Marilyn Campbell
roaring01.jpgjpg roaring01.jpg manage 77 K 27 Jun 2015 - 21:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
roaringtwenties01.jpgjpg roaringtwenties01.jpg manage 71 K 08 Nov 2014 - 16:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
roaringtwenties02.jpgjpg roaringtwenties02.jpg manage 48 K 27 Apr 2014 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
roaringtwenties03.jpegjpeg roaringtwenties03.jpeg manage 113 K 27 Dec 2015 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
roaringtwenties04.jpgjpg roaringtwenties04.jpg manage 189 K 20 Mar 2017 - 14:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
roaringtwenties05.jpgjpg roaringtwenties05.jpg manage 363 K 02 Dec 2019 - 15:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
roaringtwenties09.jpgjpg roaringtwenties09.jpg manage 99 K 06 Jul 2013 - 16:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
roaringtwenties10.jpgjpg roaringtwenties10.jpg manage 76 K 15 Jul 2013 - 02:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
roaringtwenties11.JPGJPG roaringtwenties11.JPG manage 88 K 18 Nov 2013 - 21:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
roaringtwenties12.jpgjpg roaringtwenties12.jpg manage 54 K 28 Feb 2014 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
roaringtwenties3.jpgjpg roaringtwenties3.jpg manage 169 K 20 Jun 2017 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
roaringtwenties4.jpgjpg roaringtwenties4.jpg manage 275 K 01 Dec 2017 - 15:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
roaringtwenties5.jpgjpg roaringtwenties5.jpg manage 63 K 14 May 2013 - 16:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
roaringtwenties6.JPGJPG roaringtwenties6.JPG manage 298 K 18 Dec 2020 - 03:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
roaringtwenties7.jpgjpg roaringtwenties7.jpg manage 205 K 01 May 2022 - 02:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
roaringtwenties8.jpgjpg roaringtwenties8.jpg manage 155 K 26 Jan 2023 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
roaringtwenties9.jpgjpg roaringtwenties9.jpg manage 68 K 15 Mar 2022 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
roaringtwentiesIMG_7945.JPGJPG roaringtwentiesIMG_7945.JPG manage 115 K 25 Jan 2012 - 15:35 Main.mshadow Photo by Marilyn Campbell
Topic revision: r45 - 26 Jan 2023, TLaurin
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