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■(TB) 'Smoky Dusk'

2017, Keppel

'Smoky Dusk'  (Keith Keppel, R. 2016). Seedling# 10-118B. TB, 39" (99 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards and style arms nightshade (M&P 47-H-10/11); falls grape (47-J-12), small circular area beside beard reticulated white, brown to grape; beards green tinted lime-yellow (11-L-5). 'Adriatic Waves' X 'Hearty Burgundy'. Keppel 2017. Honorable Mention 2019.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: SMOKY DUSK M 39” (Adriatic Waves X Hearty Burgundy) #10-118B. In the rush for bluer blues and clearer violets, sometime the “art shades” are overlooked. Here is a smoky wine to help fill the void. Smoky plum wine standards, falls just a shade darker and bluer. Beards, an odd greenish lime yellow, sit on a small haft area with white, brown, and grape reticulations. Form is wide and somewhat blocky, but nicely ruffled. Growth and performance excellent, with stalks averaging 7-9 buds. EC, Salem, 2016. $50.00.


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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smoky_dusk_tb_keppel_2017_atkeppels_sm.jpgjpg smoky_dusk_tb_keppel_2017_atkeppels_sm.jpg manage 170 K 19 Feb 2018 - 18:28 PhyllisAWilburn At Keppels Garden
smokydusk01.jpgjpg smokydusk01.jpg manage 99 K 23 Jan 2019 - 03:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
smokydusk02.JPGJPG smokydusk02.JPG manage 171 K 03 Jun 2019 - 03:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
smokydusk09.JPGJPG smokydusk09.JPG manage 121 K 07 Jun 2021 - 21:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
smokydusk1.jpgjpg smokydusk1.jpg manage 134 K 21 Jan 2019 - 04:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Joe Ghio-Bay View Gardens
smokydusk5.JPGJPG smokydusk5.JPG manage 237 K 25 Sep 2022 - 22:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
smokydusk6.jpgjpg smokydusk6.jpg manage 155 K 19 Jan 2023 - 03:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
smokydusk60.JPGJPG smokydusk60.JPG manage 173 K 05 May 2023 - 02:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
smokydusk8.jpgjpg smokydusk8.jpg manage 139 K 20 Feb 2023 - 04:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
smokydusk80.jpgjpg smokydusk80.jpg manage 250 K 20 Feb 2023 - 04:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
smokydusk9.JPGJPG smokydusk9.JPG manage 240 K 05 Jan 2021 - 15:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
smokydusktbkeith.jpgjpg smokydusktbkeith.jpg manage 202 K 12 Dec 2016 - 12:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
Topic revision: r20 - 05 May 2023, TLaurin
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