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■(TB) 'Mood Ring'

2017, Keppel

'Mood Ring' (Keith Keppel, R. 2015). Seedling# 10-99B. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards plumbago purple (M&P 47-E-6), olive-grey (13-G-2) upper edge; style arms midrib violet (41-D-8), crests green-beige (12-G-1); falls mimosa yellow (10-J-2) ¼˝ band around silver-lavender (42-AB-5), hafts suffused chamois (11-I-5); beards spanish yellow (10-L-7). 'Idle Rich' sibling. Keppel 2017. Honorable Mention 2019; Award of Merit 2021, Nelson Award 2022.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: MOOD RING M 36” ((Secret Rites x House Arrest) X ((Wintry Sky x Mango Daiquiri sib) x (Romancer x Opposing Forces))) #10-99B. Plumbago purple standards flushed olive grey toward the edges. Silvery lavender to near-white falls banded with mimosa yellow, hafts suffused chamois, beards yellow. Good branching with 7-10 buds. This sib to last year's introduction Idle Rich is a distinctively different take on the “dark top” theme. EC, Salem, 2016. $50.00.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MOODRING.JPGJPG MOODRING.JPG manage 116 K 16 Oct 2019 - 03:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
MOODRING9.jpgjpg MOODRING9.jpg manage 109 K 02 Apr 2021 - 01:21 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Mood Ring 21.jpgjpg Mood Ring 21.jpg manage 59 K 19 Apr 2022 - 02:12 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Mood Ring9.jpgjpg Mood Ring9.jpg manage 71 K 08 Feb 2022 - 23:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
moodring01.JPGJPG moodring01.JPG manage 453 K 23 Jan 2020 - 03:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
moodring05.jpgjpg moodring05.jpg manage 271 K 07 Jul 2022 - 01:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
moodring09.jpgjpg moodring09.jpg manage 207 K 24 Jun 2021 - 22:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
moodring1.jpgjpg moodring1.jpg manage 116 K 22 Jan 2019 - 23:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
moodring3.JPGJPG moodring3.JPG manage 188 K 24 Apr 2024 - 02:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
moodring4.JPGJPG moodring4.JPG manage 210 K 22 May 2023 - 20:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
moodring5.JPGJPG moodring5.JPG manage 146 K 21 Jun 2022 - 02:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
moodring50.JPGJPG moodring50.JPG manage 222 K 21 Jun 2022 - 02:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
moodring51.JPGJPG moodring51.JPG manage 186 K 23 Jun 2022 - 02:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
moodring6.JPGJPG moodring6.JPG manage 179 K 11 Jan 2024 - 21:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
moodring7.jpgjpg moodring7.jpg manage 79 K 24 Jul 2021 - 02:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
moodring70.jpgjpg moodring70.jpg manage 77 K 24 Jul 2021 - 02:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
moodring71.jpgjpg moodring71.jpg manage 149 K 24 Jul 2021 - 02:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
moodring8.jpgjpg moodring8.jpg manage 168 K 19 Jan 2023 - 14:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
moodring80.JPGJPG moodring80.JPG manage 85 K 12 Oct 2023 - 02:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
moodring80.jpgjpg moodring80.jpg manage 149 K 26 Jan 2023 - 14:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
moodring81.JPGJPG moodring81.JPG manage 93 K 12 Oct 2023 - 02:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
moodring82.JPGJPG moodring82.JPG manage 144 K 30 Nov 2023 - 20:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
moodring9.jpgjpg moodring9.jpg manage 176 K 13 May 2021 - 10:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
moodringTBkeith.jpgjpg moodringTBkeith.jpg manage 174 K 10 Dec 2016 - 17:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
moodringTBkeithbrad.jpgjpg moodringTBkeithbrad.jpg manage 152 K 10 Dec 2016 - 17:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Brad Collins- Keith Keppel Irises
Topic revision: r28 - 24 Apr 2024, TerryLaurin
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