, R. 1973). Seedling# 66-27A. TB, 32" (81 cm). Early bloom. White with narrow (3/8") heavily stitched edging of canterbury purple (M&P 43-K-12); beard pale blue. (('Full Circle'
) x sibling) X (('Happy Meeting'
) x ('Full Circle'
)). Keppel 1974. Honorable Mention 1975.
| From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing SOCIALITE (Keppel) E, 32". ((Full Circle x Rococo) x sib) X ((Happy Meeting x Rococo) x (Full Circle x Rococo)). Sheer elegance, with each plicata stitch and each beard hair impeccably placed. The most precisely patterned plicata we have produced. The clean white ground carries an almost solid 3/8" stitched border of rich, bright violet (Canterbury purple). Styles are solid deep violet, beards are pale blue. Petals very broad, nicely ruffled. Three branches and terminal, about six buds. Pollen fertile. He '73. $25.00. Keith Keppel.
| Four star SOCIALITE is early to appear and rarely makes a show, but the rich violet plicating, not overwhelming the snowiest of petals, is somehow so clean looking, fresh as spring. Good form, good spacing, lots of buds. [Margaret Dean, (NM), “How They Grow, New Mexico Style”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 246 (July 1982): 13.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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