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■(TB) 'Sorbonne'

2009, Keppel

'Sorbonne' (Keith Keppel, R. 2008). Seedling# 02-81E. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards blackish red-brown outer area, speckled with light yellow (M&P 9-E-2) in center; style arms dark red-brown; falls lemon gold (9-L-2) to cream ground center, sanded and speckled red brown toward edge and partial center line, distal margin blackish red-brown lightening to red purple (56-L-7) border, hafts near solid peppering on white ground; beards white tipped brown; plicata. Seedling# 98-204Q, sibling to 'High Octane' pollen parent, X 'Drama Queen'. Keppel 2009. Honorable Mention 2011; Award of Merit 2013.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2009: SORBONNE ML 38" ((Charleston x ((Rosarita x ((Rancho Rose x (Flamenco sib x (Roundup sib x April Melody))) x Gigolo)) x Power Surge)) X Drama Queen). Intricate artwork. Standards blackish russet, with cream yellow ground barely showing in the central area. Arched falls open with bright lemon gold ground which ages to a softer creamy yellow. Dark burgundy maroon peppering and veining obscures the upper fall, continuing as a wide dotted margin, more solid at the distal tip. Beards inconspicuous, brown. Great color contrast gives garden impact. #02-81 E. $50.00; 3 for $125.00.


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-02-08
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_8432-X2_sorbonne.jpgjpg BHP_8432-X2_sorbonne.jpg manage 231 K 21 Feb 2016 - 02:31 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
SORBONNE1.JPGJPG SORBONNE1.JPG manage 192 K 24 Nov 2018 - 04:03 UnknownUser Photo by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.
SORBONNE9.jpgjpg SORBONNE9.jpg manage 338 K 03 Apr 2021 - 02:12 UnknownUser Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Sorbonne 2021 2.jpgjpg Sorbonne 2021 2.jpg manage 132 K 17 May 2021 - 20:08 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
Sorbonne.JPGJPG Sorbonne.JPG manage 34 K 23 Jan 2011 - 04:01 Main.rshadlow  
Sorbonne.jpgjpg Sorbonne.jpg manage 73 K 17 Feb 2010 - 08:34 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Sorbonne01.JPGJPG Sorbonne01.JPG manage 179 K 15 Mar 2016 - 15:32 UnknownUser Photo by Tara Perrenial Farm-Owen Sound,Ont.
Sorbonne09.jpgjpg Sorbonne09.jpg manage 314 K 28 Sep 2021 - 11:48 UnknownUser Photo by Michael Barnes- Iris Australis-Australia
Sorbonne2.jpgjpg Sorbonne2.jpg manage 78 K 04 May 2021 - 15:59 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
Sorbonne5.jpgjpg Sorbonne5.jpg manage 213 K 15 Jan 2023 - 14:58 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Sorbonne8.jpgjpg Sorbonne8.jpg manage 55 K 18 Jul 2013 - 01:43 UnknownUser Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
Sorbonne_DSCF5051.JPGJPG Sorbonne_DSCF5051.JPG manage 1 MB 15 Nov 2014 - 03:35 Main.rshadlow  
sorbomme03.JPGJPG sorbomme03.JPG manage 85 K 29 Sep 2015 - 19:47 UnknownUser Photo by Pat Canter
sorbonne01.jpgjpg sorbonne01.jpg manage 92 K 10 May 2015 - 20:00 UnknownUser Photo by Burgard Iris Farm
sorbonne02.jpgjpg sorbonne02.jpg manage 81 K 27 Apr 2014 - 02:49 UnknownUser Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
sorbonne03.JPGJPG sorbonne03.JPG manage 91 K 03 Oct 2015 - 19:20 UnknownUser Photo by Pat Canter
sorbonne04.jpgjpg sorbonne04.jpg manage 107 K 04 Nov 2017 - 02:44 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
sorbonne05.jpgjpg sorbonne05.jpg manage 118 K 04 Nov 2017 - 02:46 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
sorbonne06.jpgjpg sorbonne06.jpg manage 130 K 04 Nov 2017 - 02:47 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
sorbonne07.jpgjpg sorbonne07.jpg manage 113 K 06 Jul 2013 - 17:28 UnknownUser Photo by Lauer's Flowers
sorbonne08.jpgjpg sorbonne08.jpg manage 146 K 04 Nov 2017 - 03:07 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
sorbonne09.jpgjpg sorbonne09.jpg manage 130 K 31 Jan 2019 - 13:08 UnknownUser Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
sorbonne1.jpegjpeg sorbonne1.jpeg manage 124 K 26 Dec 2015 - 04:02 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
sorbonne15.jpgjpg sorbonne15.jpg manage 473 K 10 Jan 2020 - 16:12 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
sorbonne2.JPGJPG sorbonne2.JPG manage 107 K 12 Apr 2016 - 02:41 UnknownUser Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
sorbonne3.jpgjpg sorbonne3.jpg manage 773 K 05 Jan 2016 - 17:27 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
sorbonne4.jpgjpg sorbonne4.jpg manage 471 K 09 Oct 2016 - 20:59 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
sorbonne5.jpgjpg sorbonne5.jpg manage 58 K 09 Apr 2013 - 17:29 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
sorbonne6.jpgjpg sorbonne6.jpg manage 62 K 13 May 2013 - 22:43 UnknownUser Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
sorbonne7.jpgjpg sorbonne7.jpg manage 114 K 25 Jul 2019 - 02:03 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst taken at the 2010 AIS National Convention
sorbonne8.JPGJPG sorbonne8.JPG manage 233 K 15 Oct 2022 - 15:11 UnknownUser Photo by Peter Jackson- Adelaide-South Australia
sorbonne9.jpgjpg sorbonne9.jpg manage 364 K 20 Jul 2022 - 15:26 UnknownUser Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
sorbonne90.jpgjpg sorbonne90.jpg manage 357 K 20 Jul 2022 - 15:26 UnknownUser Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
sorbonne_Hyeres.jpgjpg sorbonne_Hyeres.jpg manage 208 K 24 May 2017 - 20:05 UnknownUser Photo by Iris en Provence, France (2017)
Topic revision: r57 - 15 Jan 2023, TLaurin
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