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■(TB) 'Confidante'

2000, Keppel

'Confidante' (Keith Keppel, R. 2000). Seedling# 91-88C. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards pale lavender pink (M&P 41-B-1/2) flushed mauvette (41-C-4); style arms light peach (9-A-4), pinkish violet (41-F-6) midrib; falls warm white ground, 1" belladonna (44-J-7) border, fine dotting and thin centerline; beards burnt orange (3-E-12), exteme end pale orchid; sweet musky fragrance. Seedling# 88-63A: (('Highland Haze' x 'Change Of Heart' sibling) x ('Ever After' x 'Lorilee')) X 'Dawn Sky'. Keppel 2000. Honorable Mention 2002.

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From AIS Bulletin #316 January 2000 Introducing CONFIDANTE (Keppel) TB, EM 38". (Silk Brocade sib) Ivory ground plic, lavender pink to mauve markings, burnt orange beards. Limited distribution last year as #91-88C. $35.00. Keith Keppel.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2009-12-30
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Confidant857.jpgjpg Confidant857.jpg manage 73 K 11 Jan 2010 - 18:49 Main.mshadow Confidante by Marilyn Campbell
Confidante.jpgjpg Confidante.jpg manage 31 K 30 Dec 2009 - 19:51 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Confidante07.jpgjpg Confidante07.jpg manage 74 K 22 Mar 2014 - 14:39 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
ConfidanteCT.jpgjpg ConfidanteCT.jpg manage 56 K 28 Oct 2011 - 18:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
ConfidanteNN.jpgjpg ConfidanteNN.jpg manage 36 K 06 Nov 2011 - 18:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
confidante01.jpgjpg confidante01.jpg manage 63 K 13 Nov 2014 - 21:54 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
confidante02.jpgjpg confidante02.jpg manage 21 K 24 Jul 2014 - 20:12 UnknownUser Photo by Rainbow Iris Farm
confidante03.jpgjpg confidante03.jpg manage 70 K 19 Jun 2015 - 22:00 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
confidante04.jpgjpg confidante04.jpg manage 70 K 19 Jun 2015 - 22:01 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
confidante09.JPGJPG confidante09.JPG manage 338 K 16 Jan 2021 - 13:45 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
confidante1.jpgjpg confidante1.jpg manage 92 K 18 Jul 2019 - 02:46 UnknownUser Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
confidante7.jpgjpg confidante7.jpg manage 45 K 31 Mar 2013 - 15:43 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
confidante8.jpgjpg confidante8.jpg manage 73 K 23 Aug 2013 - 19:10 UnknownUser Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
confidante_64.jpgjpg confidante_64.jpg manage 73 K 28 Nov 2010 - 16:38 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
confidante_66.jpgjpg confidante_66.jpg manage 70 K 28 Nov 2010 - 16:38 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
Topic revision: r26 - 10 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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