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■(TB) 'Star Fleet'

1993, Keppel

'Star Fleet' (Keith Keppel, R. 1992). Seedling# 86-32A. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards near mulberry purple (M&P 45-J-10); falls near canterbury purple (43-J-12), slightly redder on margins, dark rosy brown (47-E-3) haft suffusion; beards tomato red (3-I-12) to orange vermilion (2-G-12), tipped lavender. Seedling# 81-54A: ((((('Arctic Flame' x ('Rippling Waters' x 'Gypsy Lullaby')) x 'Touché') x (seedling# 65-32A: ('Marquesan Skies' x 'Babbling Brook') x 'Touché')) x 'Firewater') x 'Firewater' x (((B. Jones seedling# 743 x seedling# 65-32A) x (('Morning Breeze' x 'Babbling Brook') x B. Jones seedling# 730-1)) x 'Intuition'))) X seedling# 83-39B: ('Orangerie' x 'Lady Friend'). D. & J. Gardens 1993. Honorable Mention 1995.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing STAR FLEET (Keppel) TB ML 38" (inv. Arctic Flame, Rippling Waters, Gypsy Lullaby, Touche, Marquesan Skies, Babbling Brook, Firewater, Morning Breeze, Intuition, B. Jones sdlgs. X (Orangerie x Lady Friend)). Shadowy mulberry violet, falls slightly bluer, with rosy brown on shoulders. Blazing tomato red beards. Ruffled and well branched. #86-32A. $35.00. Keith Keppel.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Star-FleetNN.jpgjpg Star-FleetNN.jpg manage 39 K 10 Nov 2011 - 21:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
StarFleet.JPGJPG StarFleet.JPG manage 68 K 09 Apr 2010 - 02:41 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
StarFleet01.JPGJPG StarFleet01.JPG manage 50 K 07 Dec 2014 - 14:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
StarFleet02.JPGJPG StarFleet02.JPG manage 70 K 14 Apr 2014 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
StarFleet03.JPGJPG StarFleet03.JPG manage 62 K 14 Apr 2014 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
StarFleet04.jpgjpg StarFleet04.jpg manage 62 K 14 Apr 2014 - 13:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
StarFleet12BHI.jpgjpg StarFleet12BHI.jpg manage 73 K 04 May 2012 - 18:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
StarFleet7.jpgjpg StarFleet7.jpg manage 42 K 29 Nov 2013 - 17:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
StarFleetEI.jpgjpg StarFleetEI.jpg manage 23 K 19 Dec 2012 - 20:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Star_Fleet_fl.jpgjpg Star_Fleet_fl.jpg manage 49 K 02 Jul 2011 - 16:18 IrisP  
rsz_starfleet.jpgjpg rsz_starfleet.jpg manage 71 K 07 Jan 2014 - 19:17 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Scottie Finney
starfleet01.jpgjpg starfleet01.jpg manage 65 K 28 Jun 2015 - 03:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
starfleet6.jpgjpg starfleet6.jpg manage 32 K 10 Apr 2013 - 01:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
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