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■(TB) 'Actress'

1975, Keppel

'Actress' (Keith Keppel, R. 1975). Seedling 71-103A. TB, 35" (89 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Wisteria violet (M&P 41-E-8) self; beard pale lavender-blue tip, Indian orange in throat. 'Fond Wish' X seedling 69-41C: (('Marquesan Skies' x 'Babbling Brook') x 'Touché'). Melrose Gardens/Keppel 1976. Honorable Mention 1977, Judges' Choice 1978, Award of Merit 1980.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog 1976: ACTRESS (Keppel 76) EM 35" Sdg. 71-103A: Fond Wish X ((Marquesan Skies x Babbiing Brook) x Touche). Gowned in an opulently billowed, all-encompassing period costume, she sweeps onto the spring stage with all the hauteur of thespian regality. The materiai of her gown is dyed the coior of spring wisterias, tucked and ruffied and tied in the middle with tangerine sashes ending in orchid tasseis, but her posture is one of studied nobiesse oblige—"Let them gaze on me with humbie admiration." —She's a hit! Critics acclaim the obvious talents of the actress with emphasis on the good quaiities of the performance. NET 25.00.
Reported Rebloom in: CA, TX, VA, England UDSA Zone 7, 9


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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Actress01.JPGJPG Actress01.JPG manage 62 K 09 Dec 2014 - 21:22 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Actress02.JPGJPG Actress02.JPG manage 71 K 10 Aug 2021 - 01:49 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ActressBHI.jpgjpg ActressBHI.jpg manage 81 K 17 Nov 2011 - 01:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ActressBJ.jpgjpg ActressBJ.jpg manage 63 K 25 Jan 2012 - 22:31 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
actress.jpgjpg actress.jpg manage 68 K 27 Feb 2010 - 14:28 Main.chinon36 photo taken in the Loire Valley, France, zone 7, by Sylvain Ruaud
actress01.JPGJPG actress01.JPG manage 74 K 19 Jul 2014 - 20:56 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
actress02.JPGJPG actress02.JPG manage 95 K 23 Jun 2014 - 17:41 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
actress03.JPGJPG actress03.JPG manage 58 K 30 Nov 2014 - 00:50 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
actress04.JPGJPG actress04.JPG manage 62 K 05 Jul 2015 - 01:15 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
actress05.JPGJPG actress05.JPG manage 549 K 09 Dec 2015 - 16:38 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
actress06.jpgjpg actress06.jpg manage 69 K 24 Feb 2016 - 04:03 UnknownUser Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
actress07.jpgjpg actress07.jpg manage 39 K 28 Apr 2021 - 01:40 UnknownUser Photo by Seagate Nurseries-United Kingdom
actress1.JPGJPG actress1.JPG manage 706 K 21 Sep 2016 - 20:51 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
actress2.JPGJPG actress2.JPG manage 1 MB 07 Dec 2016 - 14:42 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
actress3.JPGJPG actress3.JPG manage 837 K 18 Apr 2017 - 13:21 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
actress4.JPGJPG actress4.JPG manage 856 K 18 Apr 2017 - 13:23 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
actress5.JPGJPG actress5.JPG manage 271 K 25 Jun 2023 - 02:03 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
actress50.JPGJPG actress50.JPG manage 176 K 25 Jun 2023 - 02:04 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1982
actress_jb.jpgjpg actress_jb.jpg manage 7 K 09 Apr 2013 - 00:45 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r45 - 26 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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