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■(TB) 'Desert Moth'

2012, Keppel

'Desert Moth' (Keith Keppel, R. 2011). Seedling 05-97A. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards coffee tan (M&P 11-G-2), central region shaded and veined old helio purple (45-J-9) to amethyst (45-J-8); style arms cornsilk (10-G-3), lips lavender; falls sunlight (10-H-4) to amber yellow (10-J-3) paling slightly near beard; beards golden poppy (9-L-12) in throat, orange rufous (11-L-12) in middle, rusty orange at end. Seedling 00-103A: (seedling96-19G, 'Opposing Forces' sibling x seedling 96-28B, 'Mysterious Ways' sibling) X seedling 01-97A: (seedling 96-28B x 'Safari Sunse'). Keppel 2012. Honorable Mention 2014.

See below:

5CB8A522-0D05-451C-973E-ABF6927F1001.jpegBHP 7800-X2 desert moth.jpgDesert02.JPGDESERT MOTH (Keppel 2012) (2).JPGDesert Moth KK05-97A comp P1010989.JPGdesertmoth01.jpgdesertmoth02.JPGdesertmoth03.jpgdesertmoth04.jpgdesertmoth05.jpgdesertmoth09.jpgdesertmoth1.jpgdesertmoth2.jpgdesertmoth4.jpgdesertmoth6.jpgDesertMoth7.JPGdesertmoth7.jpgdesertmoth8.JPGdesertmoth80.jpgdesertmoth9.jpg


Hybridizer's Comment : Dark amethyst standards gradually vein and shade to coffee tan on the outer portion. Strongly flared, ruffled amber yellow falls dip gracefully tord the end. Shoulders, lightly shaded apricot tan, and a small area of amber ivory accentuate the striking brownish rust beards. About seven moderately large exotic blooms per stem.


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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2012-02-10
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
5CB8A522-0D05-451C-973E-ABF6927F1001.jpegjpeg 5CB8A522-0D05-451C-973E-ABF6927F1001.jpeg manage 558 K 10 Jun 2023 - 23:48 AmandaNelson Desert Moth
BHP_7800-X2_desert_moth.jpgjpg BHP_7800-X2_desert_moth.jpg manage 184 K 21 Feb 2016 - 02:23 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
DESERT_MOTH_(Keppel_2012)_(2).JPGJPG DESERT_MOTH_(Keppel_2012)_(2).JPG manage 751 K 13 Aug 2016 - 17:13 PerryDyer  
Desert02.JPGJPG Desert02.JPG manage 66 K 11 Mar 2015 - 21:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm,Owen Sound,Ontario
DesertMoth7.JPGJPG DesertMoth7.JPG manage 68 K 15 Dec 2016 - 16:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
Desert_Moth_KK05-97A_comp_P1010989.JPGJPG Desert_Moth_KK05-97A_comp_P1010989.JPG manage 402 K 28 Feb 2012 - 23:19 Main.rshadlow Desert Moth
desertmoth01.jpgjpg desertmoth01.jpg manage 539 K 31 Dec 2015 - 03:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
desertmoth02.JPGJPG desertmoth02.JPG manage 92 K 20 Jan 2015 - 13:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at Tara Perennial Farm-Owen Sound ON
desertmoth03.jpgjpg desertmoth03.jpg manage 84 K 06 Jul 2013 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
desertmoth04.jpgjpg desertmoth04.jpg manage 72 K 03 Aug 2015 - 01:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
desertmoth05.jpgjpg desertmoth05.jpg manage 712 K 24 Dec 2015 - 15:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
desertmoth09.jpgjpg desertmoth09.jpg manage 132 K 05 Jun 2020 - 21:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
desertmoth1.jpgjpg desertmoth1.jpg manage 284 K 09 Apr 2016 - 22:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
desertmoth2.jpgjpg desertmoth2.jpg manage 177 K 18 Jun 2016 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
desertmoth4.jpgjpg desertmoth4.jpg manage 71 K 28 Feb 2014 - 14:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
desertmoth6.jpgjpg desertmoth6.jpg manage 493 K 21 Dec 2019 - 19:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
desertmoth7.jpgjpg desertmoth7.jpg manage 134 K 19 Oct 2020 - 22:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
desertmoth8.JPGJPG desertmoth8.JPG manage 257 K 25 Nov 2020 - 23:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
desertmoth80.jpgjpg desertmoth80.jpg manage 226 K 09 Jun 2021 - 22:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
desertmoth9.jpgjpg desertmoth9.jpg manage 163 K 05 Aug 2021 - 11:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r31 - 10 Jun 2023, AmandaNelson
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