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■(IB) 'Spectator'

2011, Keppel

'Spectator' ( Keith Keppel, R 2011) Seedling 06-225B, IB, 22" (56 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards prune plum (M&P 47-J-8), faint cream sanding at center base; style arms prune plum, crests dark brown to reddish plum; falls center cream white to lemon cream (9-F-1), prune plum shoulders and 3/16" to 1/8" solid band; beards white to light yellow tipped brown, lavender white lightly tipped purple to tan at end. 'Ruby Eruption' X 'Class Ring'. Keppel 2011. Honorable Mention 2014; Award of Merit 2017.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2011: SPECTATOR M 22" (Ruby Eruption X Class Ring) Strong color and sharp contrast make it well worth watching. Prune plum standards barely show cream sanding at base. Cream white to lemon cream falls carry prune plum shoulders and solid marginal band. Inconspicuous beards of white, light yellow, brown and purple. Good garden effect. #062256. $20.00; 3 for $50.00.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2011-03-06
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SPECTATOR6.JPGJPG SPECTATOR6.JPG manage 162 K 06 Dec 2019 - 21:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter of.Iris-Splendor-Australia
SPECTATOR9.jpgjpg SPECTATOR9.jpg manage 213 K 29 Mar 2021 - 13:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Spectator.JPGJPG Spectator.JPG manage 2 MB 14 Jun 2011 - 05:56 Main.rshadlow  
Spectator4.jpgjpg Spectator4.jpg manage 70 K 09 Oct 2018 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.
Spectator_IB.jpgjpg Spectator_IB.jpg manage 67 K 07 Dec 2011 - 12:27 Main.Laymont+ by Keith Keppel Oregon USA
spectator01.JPGJPG spectator01.JPG manage 54 K 06 Sep 2014 - 20:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
spectator02.JPGJPG spectator02.JPG manage 55 K 14 May 2017 - 22:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
spectator03.jpgjpg spectator03.jpg manage 67 K 19 Apr 2015 - 16:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
spectator04.jpgjpg spectator04.jpg manage 91 K 19 Mar 2016 - 19:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
spectator05.jpgjpg spectator05.jpg manage 40 K 01 Oct 2015 - 02:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
spectator09.jpgjpg spectator09.jpg manage 240 K 17 May 2021 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
spectator091.JPGJPG spectator091.JPG manage 213 K 17 Dec 2023 - 15:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
spectator092.JPGJPG spectator092.JPG manage 138 K 17 Dec 2023 - 15:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
spectator1.jpgjpg spectator1.jpg manage 157 K 06 Jul 2018 - 02:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
spectator2.JPGJPG spectator2.JPG manage 192 K 06 Feb 2024 - 14:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
spectator3.JPGJPG spectator3.JPG manage 757 K 13 Dec 2017 - 14:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
spectator4.jpgjpg spectator4.jpg manage 76 K 28 Feb 2014 - 04:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
spectator5.jpgjpg spectator5.jpg manage 157 K 19 Apr 2018 - 13:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
spectator6.jpgjpg spectator6.jpg manage 148 K 15 Apr 2020 - 02:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
spectator7.JPGJPG spectator7.JPG manage 152 K 16 Jan 2024 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
spectator8.jpgjpg spectator8.jpg manage 449 K 18 Nov 2019 - 03:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
spectator9.JPGJPG spectator9.JPG manage 83 K 08 Feb 2023 - 16:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
spectator90.JPGJPG spectator90.JPG manage 143 K 08 Nov 2023 - 02:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
spectatorcora.JPGJPG spectatorcora.JPG manage 170 K 03 Dec 2021 - 20:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cora Roller
spectatorcora1.JPGJPG spectatorcora1.JPG manage 140 K 03 Dec 2021 - 20:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cora Roller
spectatorcora10.JPGJPG spectatorcora10.JPG manage 138 K 03 Dec 2021 - 20:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cora Roller
Topic revision: r38 - 06 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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