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■(TB) 'Sea Cruise'

2012, Keppel

'Sea Cruise' (Keith Keppel, R. 2011). Seedling# 02-155B. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards and style arms blue white (M&P 41-A-2); falls light to medium cornflower blue (41-C-9); beards blue white to cream, tipped yellow in throat. 'Haut Les Voiles' X seedling# 00-258A: 'Act Three' x 'Sea Power'). Keppel 2012. Honorable Mention 2014; Award of Merit 2017.

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Hybridizer's Comment : Smooth sailing, with seafoam blue-white standards over clean lavender blue falls, their faint paler veining visible only on close inspection. A very clean and clear pastel blue amoena, with beards blue-white to cream. Classic lilting, lightly ruffled form. Well branched, six to nine buds. Bon voyagel  


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.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SEACRUISE01.jpgjpg SEACRUISE01.jpg manage 403 K 12 Dec 2016 - 21:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
Sea Cruise 650 isf DSCF2586.jpgjpg Sea Cruise 650 isf DSCF2586.jpg manage 151 K 26 Feb 2018 - 06:02 Main.rshadlow Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
SeaCruise01.jpgjpg SeaCruise01.jpg manage 114 K 30 Oct 2016 - 20:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
SeaCruise09.jpgjpg SeaCruise09.jpg manage 231 K 28 Sep 2021 - 02:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Barnes- Iris Australis-Australia
SeaCruise1.jpgjpg SeaCruise1.jpg manage 31 K 13 Sep 2018 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris.
SeaCruise2.jpgjpg SeaCruise2.jpg manage 46 K 03 Feb 2021 - 02:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Sea_Cruise_Keppel_2012.jpgjpg Sea_Cruise_Keppel_2012.jpg manage 71 K 12 Dec 2012 - 16:38 Main.Laymont+ by Keith Keppel Oregon USA
seacruise01.jpgjpg seacruise01.jpg manage 62 K 28 Jul 2015 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
seacruise02.jpgjpg seacruise02.jpg manage 73 K 28 Jul 2015 - 18:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
seacruise03.jpgjpg seacruise03.jpg manage 66 K 30 Jul 2015 - 20:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
seacruise04.jpgjpg seacruise04.jpg manage 68 K 31 Jul 2015 - 21:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
seacruise05.jpgjpg seacruise05.jpg manage 69 K 03 Aug 2015 - 01:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
seacruise06.jpgjpg seacruise06.jpg manage 165 K 20 Mar 2017 - 15:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
seacruise1.jpgjpg seacruise1.jpg manage 63 K 30 Aug 2015 - 20:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
seacruise2.jpgjpg seacruise2.jpg manage 66 K 13 May 2013 - 21:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
seacruise3.jpgjpg seacruise3.jpg manage 566 K 05 Jan 2016 - 15:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
seacruise4.jpgjpg seacruise4.jpg manage 304 K 12 Apr 2016 - 02:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
seacruise5.JPGJPG seacruise5.JPG manage 102 K 18 Dec 2023 - 21:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r31 - 18 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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