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■(TB) 'Russian Violet'

2010, Keppel

'Russian Violet' (Keith Keppel, R. 2009). Seedling# 00-201F. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards and style arms litho purple (M&P 44-1-8/9); falls veronica violet (43-H-10) shading to litho purple toward edge, hafts aster violet (44-EF-7); beards greyed melon pink (4-E-10), ontario violet (43-B-7) at end. Seedling# 96-42A: 'In Love Again' sibling X 'Adoregon'. Keppel 2010.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2010: RUSSIAN VIOLET M 36" {In Love Again sib X Adoregon) More violet in color than its sib Bolshoi. Well ruffled, faintly laced, with litho purple to light russian violet standards. Lightly arched falls are slightly bluer, close to veronica violet, shading to litho violet edge. Greyed melon pink beards are lavender at the end. Terminal and three branches, seven buds. #00-201F. $45.00; 3 for $115.00.


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 - 2010-02-17
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BHP_1396-X2_russian_violet.jpgjpg BHP_1396-X2_russian_violet.jpg manage 99 K 19 Feb 2016 - 20:37 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
RussianViolet9.jpgjpg RussianViolet9.jpg manage 258 K 28 Sep 2021 - 01:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Barnes- Iris Australis-Australia
Russian_Violet.JPGJPG Russian_Violet.JPG manage 242 K 01 Sep 2011 - 06:30 Main.rshadlow  
Russian_Violet1.jpgjpg Russian_Violet1.jpg manage 99 K 20 Feb 2021 - 13:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Russian_Violet2.jpgjpg Russian_Violet2.jpg manage 93 K 20 Feb 2021 - 13:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Russian_Violet_Keppel_2010.jpgjpg Russian_Violet_Keppel_2010.jpg manage 66 K 21 Apr 2010 - 10:56 Main.Laymont+ by Keith Keppel Oregon USA
Russian_Violet_TB_Keith_Keppel_2010.jpgjpg Russian_Violet_TB_Keith_Keppel_2010.jpg manage 73 K 21 Sep 2014 - 01:47 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
russianviolet01.jpgjpg russianviolet01.jpg manage 162 K 20 Mar 2017 - 14:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
russianviolet3.jpgjpg russianviolet3.jpg manage 52 K 28 Feb 2014 - 20:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
russianviolet4.jpgjpg russianviolet4.jpg manage 338 K 02 Dec 2019 - 16:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
Topic revision: r22 - 28 Sep 2021, TLaurin
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