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■(BB) 'Dance Card'

2009, Keppel

'Dance Card' ( Keith Keppel, R. 2009). Seedling #03-20A. BB, 25" (64 cm), Late bloom. Standards pale pink (M&P 41-B-2), slightly deeper (41-C-3) toward base; style arms pale pink, midrib flushed lavender; falls pale pinkish-lavender (41-D-6/7), faint edge slightly lighter, center paling to (41-B-4/5); beards white, soft ibis pink (1-B-10) in throat; heavily ruffled, lightly laced. Seedling #99-117B, 'French Lilacs' sibling X seedling #00-204F: (seedling #96-42D, 'In Love Again' sibling x seedling #98-139A: ( 'Social Graces' x 'Vienna Waltz')). Keppel 2010. Honorable Mention 2012; Award of Merit 2014.

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Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Gardenby Keith Keppel Oregon USAPhoto by Robin ShadlowPhoto by Country Delight IrisTaken in my garden in zone 5b on May 24, 2012Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France


From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2010: DANCE CARD L 25 " (French Lilacs sib X (In Love Again sib x (Social Graces x Vienna Waltz))). Ruffled and flounced, faintly laced bitone. Pale lilac pink standards rest on horizontally flared pinkish lavender falls. Beards white, pale ibis pink deep in throat. Lovely lilting form, stem with terminal and three branches, seven buds. Hurry, get your name pencilled in on her dance card now, so she'll save that last dance for you! #03-20A. $30.00; 3 for $80.00.


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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DanceCard24kp12.JPGJPG DanceCard24kp12.JPG manage 60 K 31 May 2012 - 16:30 KentPfeiffer Taken in my garden in zone 5b on May 24, 2012
Dance_Card_BB_Keith_Keppel_2010.jpgjpg Dance_Card_BB_Keith_Keppel_2010.jpg manage 55 K 18 Sep 2014 - 23:59 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Dance_Card_Keppel_2010.jpgjpg Dance_Card_Keppel_2010.jpg manage 67 K 21 Apr 2010 - 10:47 Main.Laymont+ by Keith Keppel Oregon USA
Dance_Card_P111039301.JPGJPG Dance_Card_P111039301.JPG manage 692 K 31 Dec 2015 - 02:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow
dancecard01.jpgjpg dancecard01.jpg manage 654 K 31 Dec 2015 - 02:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
dancecard9.jpgjpg dancecard9.jpg manage 215 K 19 May 2022 - 01:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r21 - 15 Dec 2022, TerryLaurin
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