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■(TB) 'Battle Star'

1979, Osborne

'Battle Star' (Manley Osborne, R. 1979). Seedling 3-32. TB, 35.5" (38 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards cinnamon (RHS 170C); falls rose-violet (81C) with ruffled cinnamon (171C) border; gold beard with violet horns. 'New Moon' X 'Spooned Blaze'. Cordon Bleu 1979.

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From Cordon Bleu Farms catalog, 1979: BATTLE STAR (Osborne '79) S cinnamon, F bright rose violet, ¼" lightly laced border of cinnamon; very ruffled. Gold shoulders compliment the gold beards which end in short upright violet horns. HC '77 as sdlg 3-32. $25.00.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Battle-StarCT.jpgjpg Battle-StarCT.jpg manage 42 K 27 Oct 2011 - 18:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Battle-StarN.jpgjpg Battle-StarN.jpg manage 35 K 21 Oct 2011 - 13:58 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
BattleStar01.jpgjpg BattleStar01.jpg manage 49 K 27 Sep 2014 - 14:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
BattleStar02.JPGJPG BattleStar02.JPG manage 60 K 20 Nov 2014 - 15:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BattleStar03.JPGJPG BattleStar03.JPG manage 95 K 11 Aug 2021 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Battle_Star_Osborne_1979.JPGJPG Battle_Star_Osborne_1979.JPG manage 70 K 22 Dec 2009 - 18:15 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
BattlestarSPI.jpgjpg BattlestarSPI.jpg manage 18 K 24 Apr 2010 - 19:42 Main.mshadow Picture by Denise Stewart, Snowpeak Iris
battlestar01.jpgjpg battlestar01.jpg manage 36 K 22 Nov 2018 - 03:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
battlestar02.jpgjpg battlestar02.jpg manage 37 K 22 Nov 2018 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
battlestar2.jpgjpg battlestar2.jpg manage 175 K 30 Jun 2020 - 21:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
battlestar3.jpgjpg battlestar3.jpg manage 208 K 24 Dec 2017 - 22:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
battlestar4.jpgjpg battlestar4.jpg manage 174 K 23 Nov 2017 - 03:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
battlestar5.jpgjpg battlestar5.jpg manage 67 K 04 Nov 2013 - 03:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r21 - 19 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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