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■(TB) 'Secret Rites'

2005, Keppel

'Secret Rites' (Keith Keppel, R. 2004). Seedling 99-92A. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards pale grey green (M&P 12-E-1), brighter chartreuse yellow (11-I-1) edge shading, greyed violet (46-H-7) center; style arms chartreuse yellow; falls chartreuse yellow (11-GHI-1) shaded citron yellow (10-J-2) and pyrethrum yellow (11-L-2); beards golden glow (9-L-6) to deep chrome yellow (9-L-7); slight sweet fragrance. Seedling 96-28A, 'Mysterious Ways' sibling X seedling 96-20Q, 'Trade Secret' sibling. Keppel 2005. Honorable Mention 2007, Award of Merit 2010.

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by Ron W at Erin Mills Iris Gardens ON CanadaPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsPlease contact Brock Heilman for image use.by Mid-America Garden Oregon USASecret Rites flPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by C T Iris PatchPhoto By Steve SayersPhoto by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by AIS ArchivesPhoto by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS ConventionPhoto by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by Wild Iris RowsPhoto by Pat CanterPhoto by Pilmore GardensPhoto by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-CanadaPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-SwitzerlandPhoto by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.Colleen Modra PhotoPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Napa Country Iris GardensPhoto by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters FarmPhoto by South Jersey IrisPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Argyle AcresPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-Australiataken at the AIS Portland National in 2006

References

Awaiting original catalog description.
 

Culture

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
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DSCN0644_1.JPGJPG DSCN0644_1.JPG manage 85 K 29 Jun 2011 - 15:22 Main.ronkw by Ron W at Erin Mills Iris Gardens ON Canada
DSCN1913.JPGJPG DSCN1913.JPG manage 67 K 28 Mar 2010 - 16:25 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN2767.JPGJPG DSCN2767.JPG manage 67 K 28 Mar 2010 - 16:24 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN5661.JPGJPG DSCN5661.JPG manage 70 K 26 Apr 2011 - 03:48 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN5716.JPGJPG DSCN5716.JPG manage 70 K 26 Apr 2011 - 03:47 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
IMG_4459-X2_secret_rites.jpgjpg IMG_4459-X2_secret_rites.jpg manage 120 K 17 Feb 2016 - 05:15 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
SECRETRITES1.JPGJPG SECRETRITES1.JPG manage 139 K 24 Nov 2018 - 03:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.
SECRET__RITES.jpgjpg SECRET__RITES.jpg manage 69 K 08 Feb 2010 - 08:06 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
SecretRites0.JPGJPG SecretRites0.JPG manage 156 K 01 Sep 2016 - 11:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
SecretRites01.JPGJPG SecretRites01.JPG manage 34 K 30 Sep 2014 - 03:07 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
SecretRites01.jpgjpg SecretRites01.jpg manage 64 K 30 Mar 2015 - 02:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
SecretRites02.jpgjpg SecretRites02.jpg manage 44 K 30 Mar 2015 - 02:29 TerryLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
SecretRites03.jpgjpg SecretRites03.jpg manage 61 K 30 Mar 2015 - 02:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
SecretRites05.jpgjpg SecretRites05.jpg manage 112 K 30 Oct 2016 - 20:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
SecretRites101110.jpgjpg SecretRites101110.jpg manage 44 K 10 Nov 2010 - 18:52 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
SecretRites14.JPGJPG SecretRites14.JPG manage 41 K 18 Jul 2013 - 01:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
SecretRites16.jpgjpg SecretRites16.jpg manage 40 K 29 Nov 2013 - 20:20 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
SecretRites300.jpgjpg SecretRites300.jpg manage 33 K 13 Nov 2018 - 21:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres
SecretRites_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg SecretRites_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 72 K 16 Feb 2012 - 23:22 Main.janlauritzen taken at the AIS Portland National in 2006
Secret_Rites_fl.jpgjpg Secret_Rites_fl.jpg manage 77 K 22 Jun 2011 - 20:15 IrisP  
secretrites01.jpgjpg secretrites01.jpg manage 66 K 21 Nov 2014 - 19:46 TerryLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers
secretrites02.jpgjpg secretrites02.jpg manage 68 K 29 Aug 2015 - 19:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
secretrites03.jpgjpg secretrites03.jpg manage 20 K 01 Sep 2015 - 21:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Wild Iris Rows
secretrites04.JPGJPG secretrites04.JPG manage 66 K 29 Sep 2015 - 19:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
secretrites07.JPGJPG secretrites07.JPG manage 208 K 15 Jun 2024 - 14:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
secretrites09.jpgjpg secretrites09.jpg manage 130 K 27 Apr 2020 - 02:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
secretrites1.jpgjpg secretrites1.jpg manage 584 K 12 Aug 2017 - 02:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
secretrites12.jpgjpg secretrites12.jpg manage 49 K 08 Apr 2013 - 17:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
secretrites13.jpgjpg secretrites13.jpg manage 64 K 14 Jul 2013 - 17:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
secretrites15.JPGJPG secretrites15.JPG manage 63 K 23 Jul 2013 - 03:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
secretrites17.jpgjpg secretrites17.jpg manage 42 K 03 Mar 2014 - 20:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
secretrites2.jpgjpg secretrites2.jpg manage 358 K 06 Feb 2017 - 21:12 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
secretrites3.jpgjpg secretrites3.jpg manage 659 K 05 Jan 2016 - 16:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
secretrites4.jpgjpg secretrites4.jpg manage 170 K 02 Dec 2017 - 03:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
secretrites41.JPGJPG secretrites41.JPG manage 259 K 25 Dec 2020 - 15:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
secretrites5.jpgjpg secretrites5.jpg manage 163 K 10 Jan 2018 - 15:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
secretrites6.jpgjpg secretrites6.jpg manage 212 K 06 Feb 2020 - 14:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
secretrites7.jpgjpg secretrites7.jpg manage 91 K 30 Mar 2023 - 15:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
secretrites8.JPGJPG secretrites8.JPG manage 315 K 12 Jul 2023 - 23:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
secretrites9.jpgjpg secretrites9.jpg manage 234 K 02 Dec 2019 - 19:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
Topic revision: r52 - 15 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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