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■(TB) 'Silk Road'

2008, Keppel

'Silk Road' (Keith Keppel, R. 2007). Seedling# 00-257H. TB, 40" (102 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards light greenish-yellow (M&P 10-EF-1), base pyrethrum yellow (11-L-2), blue violet (42-I-11) midrib stripe on inner surface; style arms light greenish yellow, lavender midrib and flush; falls violet blue (42-IJ-11), pale blue (943-AB-5) edge, shoulders quince yellow (11-L-3); beards deep chrome yellow (9-L-6/7), pale blue at end. 'Lydia Safan-Swiastyn' X 'Sea Power'. Keppel 2008. Honorable Mention 2010; Premio Firenze Award 2011; Award of Merit 2012.

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2021 Silk Road wiki.jpgBHP 0926-X2 silk road.jpgDSCN3379.JPGSilk Road.jpgsilkroad01.jpgsilkroad02.JPGsilkroad03.JPGsilkroad04.JPGsilkroad05.jpegsilkroad06.jpegsilkroad07.jpgsilkroad08.JPGsilkroad080.JPGsilkroad09.JPGsilkroad2.jpgsilkroad3.jpgsilkroad4.JPGsilkroad5.jpgsilkroad51.JPGsilkroad52.JPGsilkroad6.jpgsilkroad7.jpgsilkroad8.jpgsilkroad9.JPGSIlkRoad by JanLauritzen.jpgTbSilkRoad by JanLauritzen 2.jpg


From AIS Bulletin #348 January 2008 Introducing SILK ROAD ML-VL 40". (Bollywood sib). Cream and lavender bicolor with heavy substance, ruffling, strong stems. #00-257H. $50.00. 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
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2021 Silk Road wiki.jpgjpg 2021 Silk Road wiki.jpg manage 423 K 01 Aug 2021 - 01:23 MarthaRhoades silk road
BHP_0926-X2_silk_road.jpgjpg BHP_0926-X2_silk_road.jpg manage 179 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:01 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
DSCN3379.JPGJPG DSCN3379.JPG manage 66 K 04 Jun 2010 - 17:28 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
SIlkRoad_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg SIlkRoad_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 63 K 03 Jul 2010 - 21:31 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2010 Convention in Madison, WI
Silk_Road.jpgjpg Silk_Road.jpg manage 23 K 20 Mar 2010 - 23:55 Main.rshadlow  
TbSilkRoad_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg TbSilkRoad_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 70 K 03 Jul 2010 - 21:32 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2010 Convention in Madison, WI
silkroad01.jpgjpg silkroad01.jpg manage 64 K 08 Nov 2014 - 03:53 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
silkroad02.JPGJPG silkroad02.JPG manage 70 K 29 Sep 2015 - 19:42 UnknownUser Photo by Pat Canter
silkroad03.JPGJPG silkroad03.JPG manage 64 K 03 Oct 2015 - 18:08 UnknownUser Photo by Pat Canter
silkroad04.JPGJPG silkroad04.JPG manage 71 K 06 Oct 2015 - 02:18 UnknownUser Photo by Pat Canter
silkroad05.jpegjpeg silkroad05.jpeg manage 95 K 26 Dec 2015 - 04:13 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
silkroad06.jpegjpeg silkroad06.jpeg manage 112 K 26 Dec 2015 - 04:14 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
silkroad07.jpgjpg silkroad07.jpg manage 91 K 25 Jul 2019 - 21:45 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst taken at the 2010 AIS National Convention
silkroad08.JPGJPG silkroad08.JPG manage 196 K 15 Jun 2024 - 20:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
silkroad080.JPGJPG silkroad080.JPG manage 270 K 15 Jun 2024 - 20:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
silkroad09.JPGJPG silkroad09.JPG manage 227 K 10 Jul 2023 - 00:57 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
silkroad2.jpgjpg silkroad2.jpg manage 174 K 19 Feb 2018 - 02:44 UnknownUser Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
silkroad3.jpgjpg silkroad3.jpg manage 142 K 20 Mar 2017 - 15:38 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
silkroad4.JPGJPG silkroad4.JPG manage 38 K 03 Mar 2013 - 20:44 UnknownUser Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
silkroad5.jpgjpg silkroad5.jpg manage 268 K 02 Dec 2017 - 04:00 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
silkroad51.JPGJPG silkroad51.JPG manage 209 K 25 Dec 2020 - 20:52 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
silkroad52.JPGJPG silkroad52.JPG manage 251 K 25 Dec 2020 - 20:52 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
silkroad6.jpgjpg silkroad6.jpg manage 43 K 08 Apr 2013 - 21:06 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
silkroad7.jpgjpg silkroad7.jpg manage 63 K 14 Jul 2013 - 16:12 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
silkroad8.jpgjpg silkroad8.jpg manage 41 K 03 Mar 2014 - 20:24 UnknownUser Photo by Chad Harris- Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
silkroad9.JPGJPG silkroad9.JPG manage 299 K 08 Nov 2020 - 23:20 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 2008 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r38 - 15 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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