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■(TB) 'Tunnel Vision'

2010, Keppel

'Tunnel Vision' (Keith Keppel, R. 2009). Seedling 02-73B. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards dark reddish mulberry purple (M&P 48-J-9), very faint cream ground underlay toward center base; style arms lighter prune purple (47-J-8); falls 3/4" - 1" dark grape purple (47-J-12) outer band and dotting, light velvet texture, center blaze light martius yellow (9-I-1) with few fine grape speckles, smaller white ground area at haft veined and speckled grape; beards spanish yellow (10-L-7), layered yellow/violet/violet-white giving greyed mustard effect at end. Seedling 98-204G: ('Charleston' x seedling 92-44A: (seedling 87-26A: ('Rosarita' x seedling 82-11K: (seedling 78-81A: ('Rancho Rose' x seedling 75-113B: (seedling 71-12C, 'Flamenco' sibling x seedling 71-43D: (seedling 68-17B, 'Roundup' sibling x 'April Melody'))) x 'Gigolo')) x 'Power Surge')) X seedling 00-45A: ('Storm Track' x 'Drama Queen'). Keppel 2010. Honorable Mention 2012; Award of Merit 2015.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2010: TUNNEL VISION EM 38" {98-204G: {Charleston x {{Rosarita x {(Rancho Rose x {Flamenco sib x {Roundup sib x April Melody))) x Gigolo)) x Power Surge)) X {Storm Track x Drama Queen)) Very dark, almost blackish mulberry purple standards and matching 1" to 1-¼" fall band. It's like looking into a tunnel, and the light at the end is in the form of a 1-½" creamy lemon to white fall blaze. Non-obtrusive beards are mustard orange with violet base. Round-falled form, closed standards, light ruffling. Stems with three rather close branches, seven buds. Great carrying power. #02-738. $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 - 2010-02-17
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BHP_7199-X2_tunnel_vision.jpgjpg BHP_7199-X2_tunnel_vision.jpg manage 172 K 12 Feb 2016 - 08:06 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
DSCN2329.JPGJPG DSCN2329.JPG manage 68 K 24 Jul 2010 - 14:10 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Keith Keppel's garden.
DSCN6126.JPGJPG DSCN6126.JPG manage 72 K 02 May 2011 - 06:08 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
P5273192_.jpgjpg P5273192_.jpg manage 531 K 18 Feb 2016 - 19:31 IaninaBortnyk by Ianina Bortnyk Ukraine
TUNNEL_VISION_EI.JPGJPG TUNNEL_VISION_EI.JPG manage 105 K 07 Sep 2015 - 19:57 Main.ruiris Photo by Irina Gutova
Tunnel Vision front 8 Nov.jpegjpeg Tunnel Vision front 8 Nov.jpeg manage 663 K 18 Nov 2021 - 06:18 RachelMarks photo by Rachel Marks
Tunnel Vision side 8 Nov.jpegjpeg Tunnel Vision side 8 Nov.jpeg manage 523 K 18 Nov 2021 - 06:19 RachelMarks photo by Rachel Marks
TunnelVision01.jpgjpg TunnelVision01.jpg manage 58 K 11 Oct 2014 - 12:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Garden
TunnelVision4.jpgjpg TunnelVision4.jpg manage 69 K 15 Dec 2016 - 22:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
Tunnel_Vision-_Keppel_2010.jpgjpg Tunnel_Vision-_Keppel_2010.jpg manage 74 K 21 Apr 2010 - 10:58 Main.Laymont+ by Keith Keppel Oregon USA
Tunnel_Vision_wiki.JPGJPG Tunnel_Vision_wiki.JPG manage 72 K 20 Feb 2010 - 01:31 Main.rshadlow  
tunnelvision01.JPGJPG tunnelvision01.JPG manage 83 K 11 Jul 2015 - 03:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
tunnelvision02.jpegjpeg tunnelvision02.jpeg manage 87 K 25 Dec 2015 - 19:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
tunnelvision03.jpgjpg tunnelvision03.jpg manage 71 K 04 Aug 2015 - 02:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
tunnelvision05.JPGJPG tunnelvision05.JPG manage 249 K 01 May 2021 - 01:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evelyn Small taken at Horton Iris Garden
tunnelvision06.jpgjpg tunnelvision06.jpg manage 90 K 06 Jul 2013 - 20:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
tunnelvision07.JPGJPG tunnelvision07.JPG manage 154 K 10 Jan 2024 - 03:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
tunnelvision08.JPGJPG tunnelvision08.JPG manage 211 K 29 Dec 2020 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
tunnelvision081.JPGJPG tunnelvision081.JPG manage 244 K 29 Dec 2020 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
tunnelvision0811.JPGJPG tunnelvision0811.JPG manage 178 K 29 Dec 2020 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
tunnelvision09.jpgjpg tunnelvision09.jpg manage 232 K 21 Jan 2023 - 16:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
tunnelvision090.JPGJPG tunnelvision090.JPG manage 171 K 01 Dec 2023 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
tunnelvision1.jpgjpg tunnelvision1.jpg manage 137 K 11 Apr 2016 - 13:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
tunnelvision2.JPGJPG tunnelvision2.JPG manage 107 K 12 Apr 2016 - 03:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
tunnelvision3.jpgjpg tunnelvision3.jpg manage 228 K 10 Oct 2016 - 03:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
tunnelvision4.jpgjpg tunnelvision4.jpg manage 174 K 15 Dec 2017 - 22:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
tunnelvision5.jpgjpg tunnelvision5.jpg manage 64 K 13 May 2013 - 17:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
tunnelvision6.jpgjpg tunnelvision6.jpg manage 154 K 20 Feb 2018 - 16:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riversdale Irises-Australia
tunnelvision7.jpgjpg tunnelvision7.jpg manage 55 K 28 Feb 2014 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
tunnelvision8.JPGJPG tunnelvision8.JPG manage 267 K 21 Jun 2022 - 19:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
tunnelvision9.jpgjpg tunnelvision9.jpg manage 112 K 17 Feb 2021 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Topic revision: r47 - 10 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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