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■(TB) 'Royal Majesty'

2007, Keppel

'Royal Majesty' (Keith Keppel, R. 2006). Seedling# 99-139E. TB, 45" (114 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards huckleberry (M&P 47-J-11) undertoned imperial purple (45-G-10) toward center; style arms imperial purple; falls dark prune to fluorite violet (46-L-11/12), shoulders with blackish sheen; beards white tipped bronze brown, vatican purple (45-L-12) at end. Seedling# 95-50A: ('Smart Move' x 'Romantic Evening') X 'Diabolique'. Keppel 2007. Honorable Mention 2009.

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From AIS Bulletin #345 April 2007 Introducing ROYAL MAJESTY ML 45" ((Smart Move x Romantic Evening) X Diabolique). Large, regal, dark huckleberry purple with a blackish sheen spreading across the shoulders. Dark beards purple to blackish brown and bronze. Ruffled, with falls strongly flared. #99-139E. $45.00. 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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-02-08
  • 'Royal Majesty' (Moldovan, R. 1966) Sdlg. 64-1. TB, 35" (89 cm), EM Pink self bordered golden orange; intense red beard. 'Flaming Heart' X 'One Desire'. Not introduced, name released -- AlainFranco - 12 Jun 2012
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ROYALMAJESTY1.JPGJPG ROYALMAJESTY1.JPG manage 145 K 24 Nov 2018 - 03:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.
ROYALMAJESTYIMG_7869.JPGJPG ROYALMAJESTYIMG_7869.JPG manage 146 K 25 Jan 2012 - 15:42 Main.mshadow Photo by Marilyn Campbell
RoyalMajesty01.jpgjpg RoyalMajesty01.jpg manage 127 K 30 Oct 2016 - 20:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
RoyalMajesty5.JPGJPG RoyalMajesty5.JPG manage 156 K 17 Aug 2023 - 20:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
RoyalMajestyAIS.jpgjpg RoyalMajestyAIS.jpg manage 56 K 23 May 2012 - 03:48 Main.kikilompoc Photo Kiki Shappell
oyalmajesty01.JPGJPG oyalmajesty01.JPG manage 65 K 06 Sep 2014 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
royalmajesty02.jpgjpg royalmajesty02.jpg manage 47 K 06 Sep 2014 - 15:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
royalmajesty03.jpgjpg royalmajesty03.jpg manage 183 K 06 Feb 2017 - 21:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
royalmajesty04.jpgjpg royalmajesty04.jpg manage 203 K 20 Mar 2017 - 14:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
royalmajesty05.jpgjpg royalmajesty05.jpg manage 27 K 11 Aug 2018 - 03:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell- Iris Hills Farm.
royalmajesty06.JPGJPG royalmajesty06.JPG manage 266 K 08 Nov 2020 - 04:17 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 2007 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
royalmajesty07.jpgjpg royalmajesty07.jpg manage 84 K 25 Jul 2019 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst taken at the 2010 AIS National Convention
royalmajesty08.jpgjpg royalmajesty08.jpg manage 323 K 02 Dec 2019 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
royalmajesty080.JPGJPG royalmajesty080.JPG manage 123 K 03 Feb 2024 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
royalmajesty08bSPI.jpgjpg royalmajesty08bSPI.jpg manage 68 K 06 Apr 2010 - 15:02 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
royalmajesty09.jpgjpg royalmajesty09.jpg manage 222 K 02 Dec 2019 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
royalmajesty1.jpegjpeg royalmajesty1.jpeg manage 105 K 26 Dec 2015 - 23:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
royalmajesty2.jpgjpg royalmajesty2.jpg manage 43 K 22 Feb 2013 - 01:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
royalmajesty3.jpgjpg royalmajesty3.jpg manage 139 K 23 Apr 2017 - 03:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
royalmajesty4.jpgjpg royalmajesty4.jpg manage 61 K 07 Mar 2017 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
royalmajesty6.jpgjpg royalmajesty6.jpg manage 64 K 15 Jul 2013 - 01:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
royalmajesty7.jpgjpg royalmajesty7.jpg manage 58 K 23 Jul 2013 - 01:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
royalmajesty8.JPGJPG royalmajesty8.JPG manage 57 K 27 Aug 2013 - 20:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
royalmajesty9.jpgjpg royalmajesty9.jpg manage 26 K 07 Mar 2017 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
Topic revision: r41 - 03 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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