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■(TB) 'Black Lipstick'

2016, Keppel

'Black Lipstick' (Keith Keppel, R. 2015). Seedling# 09-104A. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards black-purple (darker than M&P 48-H-8); style arms dark purple (46-J-12); falls black; beards solid dark blue (47/48-H-12). Seedling# 04-95A: ('Oreo' x 'Hello Darkness') X seedling# 01-37B: ('Tangled Web' x seedling# 94-54B: (seedling# 90-82E, Oreo' pod parent sibling x 'Storm Track')). Keppel 2016, Honorable Mention 2018, Walther Cup 2018; Award of Merit 2021; Wister Medal 2023.

Keppel 2016 Catalog

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From Keith Keppel catalog 2016 "BLACK LIPSTICK EM 35" ((Oreo x Hello Darkness) X (Tangled Web x (Oreo pod parent sib x Storm Track))). Glossy and dark enough to satisfy the most demanding Goth maiden. Silky black purple standards only slightly lighter than velvet-enhanced black falls. Solid dark blue beards rest on clean, unmarked hafts. Generously ruffled, the compact flowers carried on well-branched stalks. #09-104A. $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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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BlackLipstick1.jpgjpg BlackLipstick1.jpg manage 74 K 06 Feb 2022 - 23:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
BlackLipstick9.jpgjpg BlackLipstick9.jpg manage 51 K 03 Feb 2021 - 00:46 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
black_lipstick_em.jpgjpg black_lipstick_em.jpg manage 280 K 26 Nov 2019 - 01:58 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
blacklipstick02.jpgjpg blacklipstick02.jpg manage 68 K 14 Aug 2017 - 02:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Andi Rivarola
blacklipstick05.jpgjpg blacklipstick05.jpg manage 115 K 18 Apr 2020 - 11:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
blacklipstick050.JPGJPG blacklipstick050.JPG manage 184 K 18 May 2023 - 10:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
blacklipstick08sutt.jpgjpg blacklipstick08sutt.jpg manage 199 K 22 Sep 2021 - 02:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
blacklipstick09.jpgjpg blacklipstick09.jpg manage 125 K 22 Jun 2021 - 22:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
blacklipstick1.jpgjpg blacklipstick1.jpg manage 400 K 19 Dec 2019 - 19:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
blacklipstick2.jpgjpg blacklipstick2.jpg manage 183 K 11 Jun 2021 - 01:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
blacklipstick4.jpgjpg blacklipstick4.jpg manage 159 K 12 May 2021 - 22:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
blacklipstick5.JPGJPG blacklipstick5.JPG manage 190 K 26 Jan 2024 - 14:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
blacklipstick7.jpgjpg blacklipstick7.jpg manage 142 K 24 Jan 2023 - 12:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
blacklipstick70.JPGJPG blacklipstick70.JPG manage 172 K 29 Nov 2023 - 15:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
blacklipstick71.JPGJPG blacklipstick71.JPG manage 110 K 29 Nov 2023 - 15:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
blacklipstick9.JPGJPG blacklipstick9.JPG manage 148 K 25 Jun 2020 - 11:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
blacklipstick90.JPGJPG blacklipstick90.JPG manage 161 K 03 Jul 2022 - 01:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
blacklipstickK01.jpgjpg blacklipstickK01.jpg manage 130 K 11 Jan 2016 - 04:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Iris
blacklipstickK02.jpgjpg blacklipstickK02.jpg manage 65 K 16 Mar 2021 - 14:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
Topic revision: r34 - 26 Jan 2024, TerryLaurin
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