■(TB) 'Spirit World
, R. 1992). Seedling# 86-18D. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards 1/8" to 3/8" irregular marguerite yellow (M&P 10-C-1) edge blending to thistle (42-J-7), deepening in center to english violet (44-K-9); falls 1/8" marguerite edge, blended coronation (46-L-8) to velvety cyclamen (47-L-9) with paler veining, small white area by beards; beards golden poppy (9-L-12) to mikado (2-B-12), paler tip; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling# 84-15A: ((((seedling# 68-39F: (seedling# 66-35C: (('Irma Melrose'
x 'Tea Apron'
) x (('Full Circle'
) x 'Tea Apron'
)) x 'April Melody'
) x seedling# 68-39D) x ((['Joy Ride'
) x ('April Melody'
x seedling# 68-40B: (seedling# 66-35B x 'April Melody'
)))) x ('Mistress'
x seedling# 75-98B, 'Peccadillo'
sibling)) x (seedling# 77-111Q, 'Gigolo'
sibling x 'Rosy Cloud'
sibling)) X seedling# 84-15B, sibling Keppel 1994. Honorable Mention 1996
; Award of Merit 1998; Wister Medal 2001
| From AIS Bulletin #292 January 1994 Introducing SPIRIT WORLD (Keppel) TB EM 36" (Mind Reader sib) Favorite Guest Iris (137 votes) at the 1993 National Convention in Texas. Medium reddish orchid standards with smoky-buff margins. Velvety red-purple falls with slightly lighter luminata veining, plus a narrower smoky buff-edge. Beards reddish-orange, sitting in an ivory circle. Strikingly different, with its dark petals and ghostly paler aura. Three branches and terminal, double sockets. #86-180. $40.00. Keith Keppel.
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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- Not purple base foliage, but stems-branches are purple -- WikiGuest - 25 Apr 2022