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■(TB) 'Gringo'

1964, Keppel

'Gringo' (Keith Keppel, R. 1963). Seedling# 59-108A. TB, 42" (107 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y5V, Standards blended olive-yellow; falls blended amber-white to pale olive-yellow, pale lavender flush, yellow hafts. Kaster seedling: ('White Peacock' x 'Char-Maize') X 'Lula Marguerite'. Keppel 1964.

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From AIS Bulletin #173 April 1964. Introducing GRINGO M 42" (Kaster sdlg.: White Peacock x Char-Maize) X Lula Marguerite. Smooth olive yellow deepening to pyrethrum yellow at the hafts. A faint flush of lavender adds the merest hint of green-for those who have active imaginations! Excellent substance, adequate branching. Beautiful lightly ruffled form, with overlapped standards and wide, pendulous falls with a touch of shirring added to the very broad hafts. Rapid of increase. $20.. Keith Keppel.
Green-toned irises are meeting with increasing approval, and they are a special interest of ours. One of the standouts in our garden this year was GRINGO (Keppel '64). The flowers are a huge, broad, ruffled blend of bamboo-cream and violet, which gives quite a green cast. A vigorous grower. A fine branched stalk won Best-in-Show for us at Oakland this year. [Joseph Ghio, “The 1965 Iris Season in Review,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 82.]

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Topic revision: r12 - 03 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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