Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Starship') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Monty Byers
Year Of Registration: 1988
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1989
Seedling Number: D213-102
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Early Mid
Mid
Mid Late
Late
Rebloom
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: White
Bloom Color Description: White, yellow at hafts
Beard Color: Yellow orange, long violet white horns or spoons
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Spoons
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Leda's Lover X B-37-2: (Sky Hooks x Condottiere)
Child plants: 5 child plants

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By dave on May 9, 2015

We open our Irises Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, a contest, and more!

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Photo gallery:
Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2016-09-02
By Zencat
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Location: West Valley City, UT
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2018-05-21Blooms well. Here are 5 on one stalk.
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2017-05-30
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
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Plant Events from our members
Zencat On May 11, 2018 Bloomed
Zencat On May 9, 2017 Bloomed
Zencat On September 2, 2016 Bloomed
Zencat On July 11, 2015 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What top 15 irises would you choose right now? by UndertheSun Aug 10, 2020 6:50 PM 30
Your top ten irises.... by evelyninthegarden Jun 15, 2020 12:28 AM 34
2020 Iris Virus Blooms by Lbsmitty Jul 20, 2020 11:56 AM 135
Anyone Know It's Name? by jendarith May 1, 2020 12:34 AM 13
Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Mar 15, 2020 9:47 PM 404
Comparison of "Most Popular" Iris to "Most Relevant" by ShawnSteve Jul 25, 2019 6:01 AM 35
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Aug 4, 2020 1:30 PM 2,667
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
Starting Iris seeds.... by evelyninthegarden Mar 20, 2020 9:08 PM 502
What's your latest (in your region) TB iris to bloom? by TBMan Sep 18, 2018 12:21 AM 110
My new favorite iris growing now... by evelyninthegarden Jun 21, 2018 12:18 PM 36
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Bonnie's Bloomers 2018 by grannysgarden Mar 22, 2019 11:45 AM 1,782
My least favorite iris by LynnDel May 31, 2019 3:45 AM 267
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
"Goners" 2018 by William Oct 19, 2018 6:44 PM 590
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
Help ID a NoID Purple Plicata by Winklemanmr Apr 4, 2020 12:08 AM 40
Please post your 2017 Iris Seedlings here by TsFlowers Nov 11, 2017 7:15 AM 107

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