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■(TB) 'Florentine Silk'

2005, Keppel

'Florentine Silk' (Keith Keppel, R. 2004). Seedling# 99-116A. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards peach (M&P 9-A-4), slight orchid (41-E-5) basal infusion; style arms peach, orchid midrib; falls medium violet (41-J-9), narrow pinkish buff (42-D-3) edge; beards light blue at end, base lavender white, carrot red (10-C-10) in throat. Seedling# 96-45E, 'Crystal Gazer' sibling X 'Poem Of Ecstasy'. Keppel 2005. Honorable Mention 2007; Walther Cup 2007. Franklin Cook Cup 2007; Award of Merit 2009; Wister Medal 2011, American Dykes Medal 2012.

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References

From AIS Bulletin #336 January 2005 Introducing FLORENTINE SILK ML 40" (Crystal Gazer sib X Poem of Ecstasy). Peach pink standards, lavender orchid falls edged with rosier band. Beards frosted blue to peach orange. Sporadic summer bloom here. #99-116A. $45.00. Keith Keppel.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

-- Main.RPries - 2009-10-13
  • 'Florentine Silk recieved the 7th Honorable Mention in the 52nd International Italian Iris Society Competition in Florence, Italy. -- Main.RPries - 13 Oct 2009
  • In 2008, it rebloomed on October 6th, in The Netherlands - zone 7 -- LoicT - 03 Dec 2009
  • Florentine Silk - iris is quite new in Poland, which I hope I can win next season rainbow. -- RobertPiatek - 27 Dec 2010
  • TB Florentine Silk was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately June 2-13, in 2017. I did not notice any Purple Based Foliage at the base of the leaves, but there is purple coloring on the spathes. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 24 Aug 2017
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20170603_125449 TB Florentine Silk (2RS).jpgjpg 20170603_125449 TB Florentine Silk (2RS).jpg manage 132 K 07 Oct 2017 - 15:32 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Iris Society of Minnesota annual show, June 3, 2017.
20170603_125457 TB Florentine Silk (2RS).jpgjpg 20170603_125457 TB Florentine Silk (2RS).jpg manage 137 K 07 Oct 2017 - 15:29 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 View of top of style arms. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Iris Society of Minnesota annual show, June 3, 2017.
20170605_123132TB Florentine Silk (3).jpgjpg 20170605_123132TB Florentine Silk (3).jpg manage 167 K 24 Aug 2017 - 03:24 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A bud of Florentine Silk that still shows some of the purple coloring on the spathe. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b on 6/05/2017
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DSCN2914.JPGJPG DSCN2914.JPG manage 71 K 27 Mar 2010 - 20:13 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN2915.JPGJPG DSCN2915.JPG manage 68 K 11 Apr 2010 - 17:26 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
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FlorentineSilk_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg FlorentineSilk_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 72 K 27 Jan 2012 - 07:41 Main.janlauritzen taken at the AIS Portland National in 2006
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Florentine_Silk_1083.jpgjpg Florentine_Silk_1083.jpg manage 66 K 13 Jan 2010 - 18:37 Main.mshadow Florentine Silk by Marilyn Campbell
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IMG_5657-X2_florentine_silk.jpgjpg IMG_5657-X2_florentine_silk.jpg manage 147 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:15 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
florentine-silk_Hyeres.jpgjpg florentine-silk_Hyeres.jpg manage 115 K 22 Oct 2017 - 14:40 UnknownUser Photo by Iris en Provence, France (2017)
florentine01.jpgjpg florentine01.jpg manage 47 K 01 Feb 2015 - 17:45 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
florentine02.jpgjpg florentine02.jpg manage 45 K 01 Feb 2015 - 17:51 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
florentine03.jpgjpg florentine03.jpg manage 52 K 01 Feb 2015 - 17:54 UnknownUser Photo by Jeanette Graham
florentine04.jpgjpg florentine04.jpg manage 62 K 01 Feb 2015 - 18:00 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
florentine07.jpgjpg florentine07.jpg manage 69 K 09 May 2015 - 02:42 UnknownUser Photo by Burgard Iris Farm
florentine20silkSPI.jpgjpg florentine20silkSPI.jpg manage 37 K 20 Mar 2010 - 17:53 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
florentine_silk_46.jpgjpg florentine_silk_46.jpg manage 71 K 01 Dec 2010 - 17:39 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
florentine_silk_64.jpgjpg florentine_silk_64.jpg manage 70 K 01 Dec 2010 - 17:39 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
florentinesilk01.jpgjpg florentinesilk01.jpg manage 48 K 21 Aug 2014 - 16:16 UnknownUser Photo by Iris City Gardens
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florentinesilk4.JPGJPG florentinesilk4.JPG manage 69 K 02 Jun 2013 - 16:02 UnknownUser Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
florentinesilk5.jpgjpg florentinesilk5.jpg manage 187 K 26 Nov 2017 - 22:01 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
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