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■(TB) 'Starship'

1989, Byers

'Starship' (Monty Byers, R. 1988). Seedling D213-102. TB, 36" (91 cm), early to late bloom and rebloom. Ruffled white, yellow at hafts; yellow orange beard, long violet white horns or spoons; slight sweet fragrance. 'Leda's Lover' X seedling B-37-2: ('Sky Hooks' x 'Condottiere'). Moonshine Gardens 1989.

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From Moonshine Gardens catalog, 1989: * STARSHIP* 36" E-L. D213-102: LEDA'S LOVER X (SKY HOOKS x CONDOTTIERE) - Silvery white touched yellow at the hafts; yellow-orange beards and long violet horns or spoons. The incredible power of this incredible iris!! Its second spring to bloom here it gave 29 excellent stalks with 6 or 7 flowers each and still left 28 husky increases!!! This was in an area with poor gravelly soil where most were way under par! Very good, very ruffly flowers that have always all had their long appendages - spring and fall! Many will often skip their appendages on their RE flowers. Reblooms well here but late, late October or November. Doesn't always have pollen but when it's there it's good. Sets pods too. Would be an exciting parent for its vigor alone. $35.00


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.
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IMG_8789.JPGJPG IMG_8789.JPG manage 2 MB 26 Apr 2018 - 16:17 TheresaYates Starship
IMG_8790.JPGJPG IMG_8790.JPG manage 2 MB 26 Apr 2018 - 16:16 TheresaYates Starship
StarshiipSI.jpgjpg StarshiipSI.jpg manage 202 K 20 Oct 2019 - 20:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
Starship01.jpgjpg Starship01.jpg manage 72 K 09 Apr 2015 - 02:35 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
Starship02.jpgjpg Starship02.jpg manage 63 K 14 Apr 2014 - 13:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Starship03.JPGJPG Starship03.JPG manage 56 K 14 Apr 2014 - 13:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Starship_1988_TB.jpgjpg Starship_1988_TB.jpg manage 78 K 07 Dec 2011 - 03:01 AlainFranco Photo IRIS EN PROVENCE - France
Starship_fl.jpgjpg Starship_fl.jpg manage 38 K 02 Jul 2011 - 16:27 IrisP  
starship2.jpgjpg starship2.jpg manage 49 K 18 Nov 2017 - 04:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
starship3.jpgjpg starship3.jpg manage 58 K 14 Nov 2013 - 21:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r22 - 28 Oct 2023, AlainFranco
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