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■(TB) 'Cosmic Voyage'

2017, Keppel

'Cosmic Voyage' (Keith Keppel, R. 2016) Seedling# 08-25A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards dark purple (darker than M&P 48-J-12) center showing slight white to prune-purple (46-L-11) flecking, more on inner side; style arms blended redder and lighter (46-J-7 to 48-J-8); falls dark purple (48-J-12) edge lightening to cyclamen purple (47/48-L-9), ⁵⁄₈˝ band extending as limited dotting and raying into golden buff-orange (9-G-7), faint white ground showing under dark haft markings; beard hairs based white, lavender mid-layer, tips terra cotta (4-D-12). 'Sorbonne' X seedling# 06-169E: (seedling# 02-72B: (seedling# 98-204G, 'Tunnel Vision' pod parent, x seedling# 98-204A) x seedling# 02-69B: (seedling# 98-204B x seedling# 98-204A)). Keppel 2017. Honorable Mention 2019.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: COSMIC VOYAGE M 36” (Sorbonne X ((98-204G, pod parent of Tunnel Vision, x sib 98 204A) x (98-204B x 98-204A))) #08-25A. Heading into uncharted territory, this one has blackish purple standards with faint starry, whitish flecking toward the center and reverse side. Dark purple fall edges segue to a lighter cyclamen purple band with some dotting and raying extending into the central area. Ground color varies considerably dependent on weather, from pinkish salmon to (with heat) light pumpkin orange. Terracotta beards have a lavender mid-layer and white base. About seven buds per stalk. EC and Best Seedling, Salem, 2016. $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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COSMICVOYAGE9.jpgjpg COSMICVOYAGE9.jpg manage 290 K 30 Mar 2021 - 15:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
COSMICVOYAGE90.JPGJPG COSMICVOYAGE90.JPG manage 291 K 13 Apr 2024 - 02:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany
CosmicVoyage9.jpgjpg CosmicVoyage9.jpg manage 171 K 07 Feb 2022 - 14:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
CosmicVoyagetbkeithrobin01.jpgjpg CosmicVoyagetbkeithrobin01.jpg manage 146 K 08 Dec 2016 - 13:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow-Keith Keppel Irises
cosmic-voyage1-18.jpgjpg cosmic-voyage1-18.jpg manage 90 K 05 Aug 2018 - 23:25 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
cosmic-voyage_Hyeres.jpgjpg cosmic-voyage_Hyeres.jpg manage 200 K 27 Apr 2018 - 16:58 AlainFranco Photo by iris en Provence (France), 2018.
cosmicvoyage01.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage01.jpg manage 89 K 22 Jan 2019 - 20:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
cosmicvoyage02.JPGJPG cosmicvoyage02.JPG manage 221 K 03 Jun 2019 - 03:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
cosmicvoyage05.JPGJPG cosmicvoyage05.JPG manage 311 K 01 May 2021 - 02:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Evelyn Small taken at Horton Iris Garden
cosmicvoyage06.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage06.jpg manage 295 K 23 Jun 2021 - 02:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
cosmicvoyage07.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage07.jpg manage 80 K 21 Jul 2021 - 13:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
cosmicvoyage070.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage070.jpg manage 68 K 21 Jul 2021 - 13:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
cosmicvoyage071.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage071.jpg manage 167 K 21 Jul 2021 - 13:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
cosmicvoyage09.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage09.jpg manage 164 K 15 Apr 2020 - 02:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
cosmicvoyage090.JPGJPG cosmicvoyage090.JPG manage 228 K 29 Apr 2023 - 11:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
cosmicvoyage1.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage1.jpg manage 181 K 14 Jan 2019 - 21:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Joe Ghio-Bay View Gardens
cosmicvoyage2.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage2.jpg manage 192 K 19 Jan 2019 - 03:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Joe Ghio-Bay View Gardens
cosmicvoyage5.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage5.jpg manage 218 K 20 Jun 2019 - 12:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
cosmicvoyage6.JPGJPG cosmicvoyage6.JPG manage 239 K 05 May 2024 - 14:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Iris Garden
cosmicvoyage7.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage7.jpg manage 93 K 20 Feb 2021 - 21:04 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
cosmicvoyage8.jpgjpg cosmicvoyage8.jpg manage 198 K 24 Jan 2023 - 03:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
cosmicvoyage9.JPGJPG cosmicvoyage9.JPG manage 244 K 05 Jan 2021 - 14:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r33 - 05 May 2024, TerryLaurin
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