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■(TB) 'Spirit World

1994, Keppel

'Spirit World' (Keith Keppel, 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 'Rococo') x 'Tea Apron')) x 'April Melody') x seedling# 68-39D) x ((['Joy Ride' x 'Roundup') 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.

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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

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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SPIRITWORLD01.jpgjpg SPIRITWORLD01.jpg manage 162 K 07 Dec 2015 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
SPIRITWORLD02.jpgjpg SPIRITWORLD02.jpg manage 142 K 31 Aug 2018 - 02:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
SpiritWorld01.jpgjpg SpiritWorld01.jpg manage 73 K 21 Sep 2014 - 02:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adele and Lewis Lawyer
SpiritWorld02.jpgjpg SpiritWorld02.jpg manage 77 K 11 Apr 2014 - 12:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SpiritWorld03.jpgjpg SpiritWorld03.jpg manage 79 K 11 Apr 2014 - 12:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
SpiritWorld04.jpgjpg SpiritWorld04.jpg manage 320 K 11 Apr 2017 - 03:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
SpiritWorld05.jpgjpg SpiritWorld05.jpg manage 61 K 01 Apr 2015 - 15:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
SpiritWorld06.jpgjpg SpiritWorld06.jpg manage 64 K 01 Apr 2015 - 15:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
SpiritWorld09.jpgjpg SpiritWorld09.jpg manage 59 K 24 Jan 2021 - 16:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
SpiritWorld1.jpgjpg SpiritWorld1.jpg manage 38 K 26 Apr 2016 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
SpiritWorld10.jpgjpg SpiritWorld10.jpg manage 65 K 19 Oct 2013 - 20:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
SpiritWorld12.jpgjpg SpiritWorld12.jpg manage 43 K 10 Dec 2013 - 20:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Plantas Distintas-Spain
SpiritWorld13.jpgjpg SpiritWorld13.jpg manage 53 K 18 Dec 2013 - 17:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
SpiritWorld14.jpgjpg SpiritWorld14.jpg manage 64 K 24 Feb 2014 - 21:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
SpiritWorld15.jpgjpg SpiritWorld15.jpg manage 45 K 24 Feb 2014 - 21:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
SpiritWorld16.jpgjpg SpiritWorld16.jpg manage 47 K 24 Feb 2014 - 21:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
SpiritWorld2.JPGJPG SpiritWorld2.JPG manage 77 K 13 Jun 2017 - 19:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
SpiritWorld3.JPGJPG SpiritWorld3.JPG manage 101 K 13 Jun 2017 - 19:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
SpiritWorld311008_copy.jpgjpg SpiritWorld311008_copy.jpg manage 45 K 10 Nov 2010 - 19:31 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
SpiritWorld4.jpgjpg SpiritWorld4.jpg manage 152 K 12 Oct 2019 - 02:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-France
SpiritWorld8.jpgjpg SpiritWorld8.jpg manage 34 K 12 Aug 2013 - 21:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hildenbrandt's Iris Garden
SpiritWorld9.jpgjpg SpiritWorld9.jpg manage 174 K 02 May 2021 - 20:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
SpiritWorldNN.jpgjpg SpiritWorldNN.jpg manage 50 K 10 Nov 2011 - 21:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Spirit_World.jpgjpg Spirit_World.jpg manage 46 K 09 Jan 2010 - 00:40 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Spirit_World_KR.jpgjpg Spirit_World_KR.jpg manage 60 K 08 Feb 2010 - 08:36 Main.Laymont+ by Kgardens : Prague, Republique Tchéque
spirit_world_iriswarehouse.JPGJPG spirit_world_iriswarehouse.JPG manage 57 K 02 May 2013 - 10:07 Main.Iriswarehouse Photo: Iriswarehouse
spiritworld01.jpgjpg spiritworld01.jpg manage 91 K 04 May 2015 - 01:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
spiritworld02.jpgjpg spiritworld02.jpg manage 38 K 10 Dec 2018 - 22:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
spiritworld03.jpgjpg spiritworld03.jpg manage 39 K 10 Dec 2018 - 22:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
spiritworld04.jpgjpg spiritworld04.jpg manage 95 K 11 Jul 2019 - 22:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
spiritworld09.jpgjpg spiritworld09.jpg manage 318 K 03 Dec 2019 - 15:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
spiritworld11.jpgjpg spiritworld11.jpg manage 75 K 14 Nov 2013 - 22:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
spiritworld3.jpgjpg spiritworld3.jpg manage 25 K 05 Jan 2016 - 21:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
spiritworld4.jpgjpg spiritworld4.jpg manage 67 K 18 Nov 2017 - 04:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
spiritworld5.jpgjpg spiritworld5.jpg manage 35 K 09 Apr 2013 - 21:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
spiritworld7.jpgjpg spiritworld7.jpg manage 67 K 14 Jul 2013 - 14:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
spiritworld9.jpgjpg spiritworld9.jpg manage 74 K 25 Aug 2013 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
spiritworld91.jpgjpg spiritworld91.jpg manage 97 K 23 Mar 2021 - 13:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
Topic revision: r47 - 02 May 2021, TLaurin
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