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■(TB) 'Five Star Admiral'

1974, Marsh

'Five Star Admiral' (James Marsh, R. 1972). Seedling# 70-31. TB, 34" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Dark blue (RHS 116A) self; ruffled falls; light lemon beard. 'Sailor Togs' X 'Bristol Gem'. Marsh 1974. Honorable Mention 1975; Award of Merit 1977.

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From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing FIVE STAR ADMIRAL (Marsh '74). 70-31. TB, 34", M. Sailor Togs X Bristol Gem. This huge dark blue self with lemon beard has round falls that are 4" across; overlapping hafts without visible markings; ruffled all around including the haft. Standards are stiff and closed, same color as falls. The substance is very heavy as color and flowers hold very well in the hot sun. The 34" stalks are strong with ideal branching, carrying up to ten of these huge flowers, well spaced. The flower size holds to the last one. Foliage is a clean blue-green, and the plant is very vigorous and has good increase. Fertile both ways. H.C. 1972. We think this is by far the best iris we have introduced to date. Although we have many advance orders, we also have ample stock. Therefore, in order to get better distribution, we are holding the price to $25.00. (See color picture in January 1974, Bulletin). Marsh Gardens.


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 Five Star Admiral was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately May 30 - June 11, in 2017. I didn't see any Purple Based Foliage at the base of the leaves, but I did see purple coloring on the spathes. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 24 Aug 2017
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20170519_125936TB Five Star Admiral (4).jpgjpg 20170519_125936TB Five Star Admiral (4).jpg manage 181 K 24 Aug 2017 - 03:19 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A spathe of TB Five Star Admiral has purple coloring on it. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b on 5/19/2017.
20170601_150936TB Five Star Admiral  (3).jpgjpg 20170601_150936TB Five Star Admiral (3).jpg manage 841 K 24 Aug 2017 - 03:14 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A clump of TB Five Star Admiral. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b on 6/01/2017
FiveStarAdmiral01.JPGJPG FiveStarAdmiral01.JPG manage 48 K 12 Dec 2014 - 01:06 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FiveStarAdmiral12BHI.jpgjpg FiveStarAdmiral12BHI.jpg manage 85 K 18 Apr 2012 - 23:04 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FiveStarAdmiralBJ.jpgjpg FiveStarAdmiralBJ.jpg manage 73 K 10 Feb 2012 - 18:31 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
Five_Star_Admiral_848_gd.jpgjpg Five_Star_Admiral_848_gd.jpg manage 74 K 17 Aug 2012 - 13:41 IrisP Photo by Günter Diedrich
Five_Star__Admiral_Marsh_1974.JPGJPG Five_Star__Admiral_Marsh_1974.JPG manage 67 K 30 Dec 2009 - 16:59 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
fivestar01.jpgjpg fivestar01.jpg manage 52 K 23 Jun 2015 - 21:56 UnknownUser Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
fivestaradmiral01.jpgjpg fivestaradmiral01.jpg manage 43 K 28 Nov 2018 - 22:42 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
fivestaradmiral02.JPGJPG fivestaradmiral02.JPG manage 208 K 28 Jun 2023 - 02:37 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
fivestaradmiral1.JPGJPG fivestaradmiral1.JPG manage 333 K 24 Aug 2017 - 22:13 UnknownUser Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
fivestaradmiral2.jpgjpg fivestaradmiral2.jpg manage 102 K 21 Jun 2017 - 03:06 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
fivestaradmiral3.jpgjpg fivestaradmiral3.jpg manage 171 K 20 Jun 2017 - 16:00 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
fivestaradmiral4.JPGJPG fivestaradmiral4.JPG manage 1 MB 15 Dec 2016 - 03:17 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
fivestaradmiral5.jpgjpg fivestaradmiral5.jpg manage 65 K 08 Nov 2013 - 20:50 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
fivestaradmiral6.jpgjpg fivestaradmiral6.jpg manage 257 K 26 Nov 2017 - 21:48 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fivestaradmiral7.jpgjpg fivestaradmiral7.jpg manage 169 K 01 Jan 2018 - 03:51 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fivestaradmiral8.JPGJPG fivestaradmiral8.JPG manage 257 K 01 Dec 2020 - 23:35 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fivestaradmiral9.JPGJPG fivestaradmiral9.JPG manage 312 K 13 Oct 2020 - 21:50 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1976 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r29 - 22 Aug 2023, dougchyz
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