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■(TB) 'Gentle Rain'

1977, Keppel

'Gentle Rain' (Keith Keppel, R. 1976). Seedling# 70-56A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards white ground with all over marking of violine violet (M&P 42-I-10); falls white, 3/8" edging of violine; blue-white beard, yellow in throat. Seedling# 67-3A: ('Vaudeville' x 'Radiant Apogee') X 'Charmed Circle'. Keppel 1977. Honorable Mention 1978; Favorite Guest Iris 1979; Award of Merit 1980.

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From AIS Bulletin #225 Spring 1977 Introducing GENTLE RAIN (Keppel). EM, 36", Beautifully formed ruffled plic of soft lavender-blue and white. White beards tipped pale blue. Excellent branching and growth. (Autumn Leaves sib X Charmed C·rcle). HC '75. #70-56A. $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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-30
  • TB Gentle Rain was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately May 25 - June 4, in 2017. I didn't notice any Purple Based Foliage at the base of the leaves, but the spathes did have purple on them. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 24 Aug 2017
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2017-05-25 340TB Gentle Rain (3).jpgjpg 2017-05-25 340TB Gentle Rain (3).jpg manage 307 K 24 Aug 2017 - 04:12 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A stalk of buds of TB Gentle Rain. Note the purple coloring on the spathes. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 5/25/2017.
GentleRain01.JPGJPG GentleRain01.JPG manage 64 K 31 May 2015 - 02:57 UnknownUser Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
GentleRain09.jpgjpg GentleRain09.jpg manage 91 K 13 Jul 2021 - 02:02 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
GentleRain201005JPG.jpgjpg GentleRain201005JPG.jpg manage 25 K 13 Nov 2010 - 22:10 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
GentleRain4.jpgjpg GentleRain4.jpg manage 583 K 19 Jan 2017 - 15:44 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
GentleRain5.jpgjpg GentleRain5.jpg manage 169 K 29 Apr 2021 - 21:39 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
GentleRain6.jpgjpg GentleRain6.jpg manage 63 K 18 Oct 2013 - 21:13 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
GentleRainEI.jpgjpg GentleRainEI.jpg manage 37 K 13 Dec 2012 - 15:11 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Gentle_Rain.JPGJPG Gentle_Rain.JPG manage 60 K 15 Feb 2011 - 12:47 IrisP  
Gentle_Rain_Keppel_1977.JPGJPG Gentle_Rain_Keppel_1977.JPG manage 71 K 30 Dec 2009 - 17:38 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
gentle01.jpgjpg gentle01.jpg manage 58 K 25 Jun 2015 - 19:03 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
gentle02.jpgjpg gentle02.jpg manage 82 K 10 Jun 2015 - 02:12 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
gentle03.jpgjpg gentle03.jpg manage 59 K 05 Feb 2015 - 01:31 UnknownUser Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
gentle04.jpgjpg gentle04.jpg manage 59 K 05 Feb 2015 - 01:33 UnknownUser Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
gentlerain01.JPGJPG gentlerain01.JPG manage 110 K 04 Jul 2015 - 15:56 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
gentlerain02.jpgjpg gentlerain02.jpg manage 1011 K 16 Aug 2017 - 02:48 UnknownUser Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
gentlerain03.jpgjpg gentlerain03.jpg manage 205 K 27 Nov 2017 - 04:18 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
gentlerain04.jpgjpg gentlerain04.jpg manage 192 K 22 Dec 2017 - 22:43 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
gentlerain05.jpgjpg gentlerain05.jpg manage 228 K 29 Nov 2020 - 13:23 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
gentlerain5.jpegjpeg gentlerain5.jpeg manage 19 K 21 Sep 2013 - 13:31 UnknownUser Photo by Portes Des Iris-Switzerland
gentlerain7.JPGJPG gentlerain7.JPG manage 180 K 28 Jun 2023 - 19:29 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
gentlerain9.JPGJPG gentlerain9.JPG manage 259 K 03 Apr 2023 - 14:55 UnknownUser Photo taken at 1979 AIS Huntsville Convention by Verna Laurin at the Branum Garden
Topic revision: r37 - 05 Jul 2023, dougchyz
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