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■(TB) 'Congratulations'

1983, Keppel

'Congratulations' (Keith Keppel, R. 1982). Seedling# 77-128A. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards blue (M&P 41-AB-6), violet (41-E-9) flush on midrib; falls pansy violet (41-K-12), slightly lighter (41-I-11) toward edge; beard blue at base, tipped yellow; slight sweet fragrance. 'Social Whirl' X 'Mystique'. Keppel 1983. Honorable Mention 1985; Award of Merit 1988; Favorite Guest 1988.

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George Bacon - Breezeway Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Judy Tapio-Jubilee GardensPhoto by BillPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-CanadaPhoto scanned from the 1994 Cooleyphoto by Elladanphoto by ElladanPhoto by NolaPhoto by The Iris Fan


From AIS Bulletin #249 April 1983 Introducing CONGRATULATIONS (Keppel) M 35" (Social Whirl X Mystique). Broad and ruffled blue, pansy violet neglecta. $25.00. 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
  • -- WikiGuest - 10 May 2022
  • Grows well in my garden, Zone 10a. -- WikiGuest - 10 May 2022
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Congratulations TB Keith Keppel 1983.jpgjpg Congratulations TB Keith Keppel 1983.jpg manage 419 K 05 Mar 2021 - 21:10 Main.georgebacon George Bacon - Breezeway Iris Garden
Congratulations01.JPGJPG Congratulations01.JPG manage 57 K 22 Nov 2014 - 04:07 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Congratulations02.JPGJPG Congratulations02.JPG manage 81 K 13 Aug 2021 - 21:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CongratulationsNN.jpgjpg CongratulationsNN.jpg manage 35 K 06 Nov 2011 - 18:23 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
CongratulationsTIF.jpgjpg CongratulationsTIF.jpg manage 34 K 04 Dec 2011 - 20:44 BetsyHiggins Photo by The Iris Fan
congratulations01.jpgjpg congratulations01.jpg manage 62 K 19 Jun 2015 - 22:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
congratulations02.jpgjpg congratulations02.jpg manage 63 K 19 Jun 2015 - 22:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
congratulations03.jpgjpg congratulations03.jpg manage 175 K 17 Mar 2017 - 03:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
congratulations5.JPGJPG congratulations5.JPG manage 43 K 28 May 2013 - 13:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Bill's Iris Gardens
congratulations7.JPGJPG congratulations7.JPG manage 148 K 27 Jun 2023 - 19:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
congratulations9.JPGJPG congratulations9.JPG manage 327 K 01 Feb 2021 - 04:09 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
congratulations_64.jpgjpg congratulations_64.jpg manage 74 K 28 Nov 2010 - 16:47 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
congratulations_66.jpgjpg congratulations_66.jpg manage 72 K 28 Nov 2010 - 16:47 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
Topic revision: r28 - 28 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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