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■(TB) 'Smiling Faces'

1998, Keppel

'Smiling Faces' (Keith Keppel, R. 1997). Seedling 92-59E. TB, 30" (76 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards warm white, faint lemon (M&P 9-C-1) center flush; style arms white; falls warm white overlaid light lemon, deepening toward edge to form blended lemon (9-J-1 to 10-K-1) band, warm white outer wire rim; beards cream at end, light yellow midsection, tipped chrome yellow in throat; heavily ruffled; pronounced musky sweet fragrance. 'Lucky Lemon' X 'Overjoyed'. Keppel 1998. Honorable Mention 2000; Award of Merit 2002.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Christine Cosi-Franceby Kgardens : Prague, Republique TchéquePhoto by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters FarmSmiling Faces flSmiling FañesPhoto by C T Iris PatchPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Judy Tapio-Jubilee GardensPhoto 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- FrancePicture by Snowpeak IrisPhoto scanned from the 1998 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Alain Chapelle-France


From AIS Bulletin #308 January 1998 Introducing SMILING FACES (Keppel) TB, M 3D" (Lucky Lemon X Overjoyed). Deeply fluted and flounced creamy white with deeper shadings, lemon blended fall band and outer cream rim. Medium size, strong appeal. #92-59E. $40.00. 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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SmilingFaces01.jpgjpg SmilingFaces01.jpg manage 42 K 30 Sep 2014 - 13:58 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
Smiling_Faces.JPGJPG Smiling_Faces.JPG manage 59 K 20 Mar 2010 - 23:50 Main.rshadlow Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
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Smiling_Faes_361.jpgjpg Smiling_Faes_361.jpg manage 34 K 18 Mar 2012 - 10:33 Smiling Fañes
Smiling__Faces_KR.jpgjpg Smiling__Faces_KR.jpg manage 45 K 08 Feb 2010 - 08:19 Main.Laymont+ by Kgardens : Prague, Republique Tchéque
smiligfaces03.jpgjpg smiligfaces03.jpg manage 221 K 10 Jan 2018 - 19:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-France
smilingfaces01.jpgjpg smilingfaces01.jpg manage 145 K 20 Mar 2017 - 18:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
smilingfaces02.jpgjpg smilingfaces02.jpg manage 142 K 02 Dec 2017 - 12:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
smilingfaces03.jpgjpg smilingfaces03.jpg manage 152 K 07 Feb 2020 - 14:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
smilingfaces04.JPGJPG smilingfaces04.JPG manage 194 K 26 Dec 2020 - 01:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
smilingfaces041.JPGJPG smilingfaces041.JPG manage 225 K 26 Dec 2020 - 02:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
smilingfaces08SPI.jpgjpg smilingfaces08SPI.jpg manage 58 K 10 Apr 2010 - 14:44 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
smilingfaces09.JPGJPG smilingfaces09.JPG manage 258 K 06 Nov 2020 - 16:35 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1998 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
smilingfaces7.jpgjpg smilingfaces7.jpg manage 63 K 14 Jul 2013 - 15:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
smilingfaces8.jpgjpg smilingfaces8.jpg manage 74 K 15 Nov 2013 - 00:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
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