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■(TB) 'Opposing Forces'

2002, Keppel

'Opposing Forces' (Keith Keppel, R. 2002). Seedling# 96-19D. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards warm pinkish grey (M&P 4-BC-1), strong veronica violet (43-GH-9) central area; style arms warm pinkish grey; falls cream (9-D-2), shoulders flushed pinkish ivory (10-B-3), haft amber yellow; beards solid bright orange (1-B-12); ruffled. 'Suspicion' X seedling# 93-81D: ('Spring Shower' x seedling# 89-38A: ((('Vivien' x 'Battle Fury') x (('Skyblaze' x (seedling# 78-52C, pod parent of 'Skyblaze', x 'Vivien'))) x 'Twilight Blaze')). Keppel 2002. Honorable Mention 2004; Award of Merit 2006.

See below:
Iris Opposing forces beardIris Opposing forces fleurPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Jolanta Piatek-PolandPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by Andi RivarolaPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardenOpposing Forces by Marilyn CampbellPhoto by Robert Piatek-PolandPhoto by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Pat CanterPhoto by Don McQueen at Paris,OntarioPhoto by Don McQueen at Paris,OntarioPhoto by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Picture by Snowpeak IrisPhoto by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-RussiaPhoto by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-RussiaPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Stoney Creek IrisPhoto by Gerard Raffaelli-FrancePhoto scanned from the 2004 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto by Trails End Iris Gardenstaken at the AIS Portland National in 2006Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MOopposingforces keppelPhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Rene Martin-France

References:

From AIS Bulletin #324 January 2002 Introducing OPPOSING FORCES M 36". (Suspicion X (Spring Shower x Twilight Blaze sdlg.)) Pinkish grey standards shaded veronica violet; falls cream to pinkish ivory, hafts tan yellow. Clashing solid, bright orange beards give striking contrast. Ruffled. #96-190. $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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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Iris Opposing forces.JPGJPG Iris Opposing forces.JPG manage 295 K 22 Jan 2023 - 14:54 EliseAMANN Iris Opposing forces fleur
OPOSSINGFORCES01.jpgjpg OPOSSINGFORCES01.jpg manage 138 K 07 Dec 2015 - 14:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
OpposingForces04.JPGJPG OpposingForces04.JPG manage 58 K 01 Apr 2014 - 22:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
OpposingForces9.jpgjpg OpposingForces9.jpg manage 41 K 13 Jan 2023 - 22:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
OpposingForces_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg OpposingForces_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 63 K 16 Feb 2012 - 19:24 Main.janlauritzen taken at the AIS Portland National in 2006
OpposingForces_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg OpposingForces_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 68 K 07 Nov 2010 - 05:39 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
Opposing_Forces.jpgjpg Opposing_Forces.jpg manage 66 K 21 Sep 2014 - 01:17 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Opposing_Forces6150.jpgjpg Opposing_Forces6150.jpg manage 70 K 17 Jan 2010 - 17:11 Main.mshadow Opposing Forces by Marilyn Campbell
opposinfforces4.jpgjpg opposinfforces4.jpg manage 79 K 30 Jan 2020 - 20:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Jolanta Piatek-Poland
opposing01.jpgjpg opposing01.jpg manage 53 K 09 Feb 2015 - 12:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
opposing02.jpgjpg opposing02.jpg manage 48 K 09 Feb 2015 - 12:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
opposing03.jpgjpg opposing03.jpg manage 52 K 04 Jun 2015 - 03:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Andi Rivarola
opposingforces01.jpgjpg opposingforces01.jpg manage 50 K 10 Oct 2014 - 21:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
opposingforces02.JPGJPG opposingforces02.JPG manage 84 K 25 Oct 2014 - 14:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
opposingforces03.jpgjpg opposingforces03.jpg manage 63 K 10 Nov 2014 - 03:44 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
opposingforces04.JPGJPG opposingforces04.JPG manage 81 K 25 Sep 2015 - 01:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Pat Canter
opposingforces05.JPGJPG opposingforces05.JPG manage 50 K 30 Nov 2014 - 00:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen at Paris,Ontario
opposingforces06.JPGJPG opposingforces06.JPG manage 48 K 30 Nov 2014 - 00:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen at Paris,Ontario
opposingforces07.JPGJPG opposingforces07.JPG manage 59 K 02 Dec 2014 - 04:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
opposingforces08.JPGJPG opposingforces08.JPG manage 52 K 02 Dec 2014 - 04:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
opposingforces08aSPI.jpgjpg opposingforces08aSPI.jpg manage 74 K 29 Mar 2010 - 15:45 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
opposingforces09.JPGJPG opposingforces09.JPG manage 71 K 02 Dec 2014 - 04:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
opposingforces1.jpgjpg opposingforces1.jpg manage 207 K 29 Mar 2016 - 21:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
opposingforces2.jpgjpg opposingforces2.jpg manage 90 K 29 Mar 2016 - 21:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
opposingforces20.JPGJPG opposingforces20.JPG manage 279 K 09 Dec 2020 - 22:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
opposingforces21.JPGJPG opposingforces21.JPG manage 264 K 09 Dec 2020 - 22:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
opposingforces3.jpgjpg opposingforces3.jpg manage 69 K 18 Jan 2017 - 04:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
opposingforces4.JPGJPG opposingforces4.JPG manage 198 K 27 Feb 2020 - 04:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
opposingforces6.JPGJPG opposingforces6.JPG manage 294 K 08 Nov 2020 - 02:54 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2004 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
opposingforces7.jpgjpg opposingforces7.jpg manage 54 K 06 Apr 2013 - 13:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
opposingforces8.jpgjpg opposingforces8.jpg manage 55 K 16 Jul 2013 - 01:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
opposingforces9.jpgjpg opposingforces9.jpg manage 75 K 13 Nov 2013 - 03:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
opposingforces_keppel.jpgjpg opposingforces_keppel.jpg manage 57 K 12 Jan 2010 - 21:03 Main.avmoran  
oppsingforces15.JPGJPG oppsingforces15.JPG manage 192 K 23 Mar 2020 - 18:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
oppsingforces16.JPGJPG oppsingforces16.JPG manage 209 K 23 Mar 2020 - 18:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
Topic revision: r48 - 26 Mar 2023, TerryLaurin
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