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■(TB) 'French Lilacs'

2008, Keppel

'French Lilacs' (Keith Keppel, R. 2007). Seedling# 99-117G. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. . Standards pale lilac-blue (M&P 41-B-6), base deeper (41-C-7); style arms lilac blue shaded darker; falls lilac blue (41-C-7), paler toward center, fine texture veining; beards blue white lightly tipped orange. Seedling# 96-45GG, sibling to 'Crystal Gazer' X 'Poem Of Ecstasy'. Keppel 2008. Honorable Mention 2010.

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Photo by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsPhoto by Betty JacobsDetail of Jacobs photoPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenFrench LilacsPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Igor Khorosh,UkrainePhoto by Judy Tapio-Jubilee GardensPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Riley Probst taken at the 2010 AIS National ConventionPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by AitkenPhoto by Smokin Heights-AustraliaTaken at the AIS 2010 Convention in Madison, WI


From AIS Bulletin #348 January 2008 Introducing FRENCH LILACS ML 36" (Crystal Gazer sib X Poem of Ecstasy). Lilac blue and wistaria bitone, nice fragrance. #99-117G. $45.00. 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 - 2011-03-07

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DSCN6728.JPGJPG DSCN6728.JPG manage 63 K 24 May 2011 - 19:28 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN6755.JPGJPG DSCN6755.JPG manage 69 K 24 May 2011 - 19:26 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN7068.JPGJPG DSCN7068.JPG manage 68 K 30 May 2011 - 01:37 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN7072.JPGJPG DSCN7072.JPG manage 69 K 30 May 2011 - 01:36 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN7072bh.JPGJPG DSCN7072bh.JPG manage 24 K 21 Feb 2019 - 16:09 BetsyHiggins Detail of Jacobs photo
FrenchLilacs_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg FrenchLilacs_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 03 Jul 2010 - 20:52 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2010 Convention in Madison, WI
French_Lilaces_TB_KEith_KEppel_2010.jpgjpg French_Lilaces_TB_KEith_KEppel_2010.jpg manage 54 K 21 Sep 2014 - 00:12 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
French_Lilacs.jpgjpg French_Lilacs.jpg manage 22 K 18 Dec 2012 - 06:30 Main.rshadlow  
frenchlilacs01.jpgjpg frenchlilacs01.jpg manage 42 K 31 Aug 2014 - 01:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
frenchlilacs02.jpgjpg frenchlilacs02.jpg manage 62 K 08 May 2014 - 02:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Igor Khorosh,Ukraine
frenchlilacs03.jpgjpg frenchlilacs03.jpg manage 168 K 18 Mar 2017 - 14:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
frenchlilacs04.jpgjpg frenchlilacs04.jpg manage 77 K 17 Jul 2019 - 18:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
frenchlilacs05.jpgjpg frenchlilacs05.jpg manage 83 K 27 Jul 2019 - 18:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst taken at the 2010 AIS National Convention
frenchlilacs09.jpgjpg frenchlilacs09.jpg manage 74 K 12 Jul 2013 - 16:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
frenchlilacs1.jpgjpg frenchlilacs1.jpg manage 548 K 24 Dec 2015 - 16:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
frenchlilacs4.JPGJPG frenchlilacs4.JPG manage 270 K 02 Dec 2020 - 22:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
frenchlilacs5.jpgjpg frenchlilacs5.jpg manage 262 K 01 Dec 2020 - 13:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
frenchlilacs6.jpgjpg frenchlilacs6.jpg manage 469 K 24 Dec 2019 - 22:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
frenchlilacs7.JPGJPG frenchlilacs7.JPG manage 135 K 29 Jan 2024 - 21:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
frenchlilacs8.jpgjpg frenchlilacs8.jpg manage 23 K 11 Mar 2013 - 02:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
frenchlilacs9.jpgjpg frenchlilacs9.jpg manage 75 K 21 Jul 2023 - 02:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r34 - 29 Jan 2024, TerryLaurin
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