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■(TB) 'Thundercloud'

1973, Keppel

'Thundercloud' (Keith Keppel, R. 1972). Seedling# 66-13A. TB, 30" (76 cm). Early bloom. Standards white ground, flushed or lightly stippled lavender (M&P 42-B-5), 1/4" border of beige (11-D-1); Falls white with wide solid plicata border of violine violet (42-1-10) and 1/4" edging of greyed violet (45-D-4); blue-white beard tipped yellow. (('Gene Wild' x 'Majorette') x 'Rococo') X ('Preamble' sibling x 'Around About'). Keppel 1973. Honorable Mention 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing THUNDERCLOUD (Keppel). E. 30". ((Gene Wild x Majorette) x Rococo) X (Preamble sib x Around About). Muted neglecta-plicata. Standards greyed white, flushed and lightly stippled lavender, with a quarter-inch taupe border. Falls white with a wide, almost solid plicata border of greyed violet, blended taupe at the edge. Standards domed and ruffled, falls flared. The medium-sized blooms are in keeping with the thin, much-branched stalks with multiple buds in each placement. Strong fall-blooming tendency in California. EC 1971. $20.00. 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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-01
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
THUNDERCLOUDS01.jpgjpg THUNDERCLOUDS01.jpg manage 149 K 12 Nov 2015 - 15:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by La Ferme Des Iris-France
Thundercloud11.JPGJPG Thundercloud11.JPG manage 81 K 02 Sep 2021 - 11:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Thundercloud12BHI.jpgjpg Thundercloud12BHI.jpg manage 69 K 06 May 2012 - 16:31 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Thundercloud_Keppel_1971.JPGJPG Thundercloud_Keppel_1971.JPG manage 53 K 01 Jan 2010 - 11:25 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Thundercloud_fl.jpgjpg Thundercloud_fl.jpg manage 42 K 21 Feb 2011 - 19:36 IrisP  
thundercloud1.JPGJPG thundercloud1.JPG manage 983 K 13 Jan 2017 - 16:03 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
thundercloud4.jpgjpg thundercloud4.jpg manage 70 K 16 Nov 2013 - 21:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r22 - 13 Oct 2023, Harloiris
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