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■(TB) 'Battlestar Atlantis'

2008, Aitken

'Battlestar Atlantis' (J. Terry Aitken, R. 2008). Seedling# 00T79. TB, 42" (107 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards, style arms and falls white; beards white, horns or spoons (unstable). 'Got Milk' X ( 'Stellar Lights' x unknown). Aitken 2008. Honorable Mention 2010; Award of Merit 2013.

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From AIS Bulletin #345 April 2007 Introducing BATTLESTAR ATLANTIS (Aitken '08) 42", 3 branches plus terminal with double sockets, a vigorous grower and a good clumper, large pure white flowers including beards, horns, spoons or flounces, great substance and color saturation. This ad is an experiment in advertising. Why run color on a pure white iris? Over the years, I have only been mildly interested in "spaceage" irises. Early efforts at hybridizing were usually associated with very narrow falls and lots of haft marks. Without the novelty protrusions, you ended up with a very ordinary iris. (See "ordinary" elsewhere in this issue.) Great strides have been made by several hybridizers to upgrade spaceagers to competitive modern standards. The time seems right for this plant. Overlapping falls with no haft marks, good substance and great vigor make this plant an acceptable introduction with or without the horns. Like many spaceagers, the horns are unstable. One year, you get spoons, the next may be fishing rod-like horns and sometimes flounces, sometimes all on the same flower! Each year is a stellar adventure. Sdlg #00T79: Got Milk x (Stellar Lights sibling x unknown (probably Skyhooks)). $50.00. Aitken's Salmon Crrek Garden.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BATTLESTARATLANTIS9.jpgjpg BATTLESTARATLANTIS9.jpg manage 177 K 29 Mar 2021 - 21:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
BattlestarAtlantis01.JPGJPG BattlestarAtlantis01.JPG manage 141 K 29 Mar 2018 - 03:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
BattlestarAtlantis5.jpgjpg BattlestarAtlantis5.jpg manage 69 K 16 Jul 2013 - 21:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
BattlestarAtlantis_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg BattlestarAtlantis_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 57 K 16 Jan 2013 - 03:25 Main.janlauritzen Taken at Mystic Lake Gardens, Nuevo, CA - AIS 2012 Convention
BattlestarAtlantis_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg BattlestarAtlantis_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 62 K 16 Jan 2013 - 03:26 Main.janlauritzen Taken at Mystic Lake Gardens - AIS 2012 National in Ontario, Calif
battlestar01.JPGJPG battlestar01.JPG manage 69 K 08 Jul 2015 - 18:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
battlestar01.jpgjpg battlestar01.jpg manage 35 K 25 Apr 2015 - 13:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
battlestar02.JPGJPG battlestar02.JPG manage 71 K 08 Jul 2015 - 18:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
battlestar03.JPGJPG battlestar03.JPG manage 61 K 08 Jul 2015 - 18:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
battlestar05.JPGJPG battlestar05.JPG manage 65 K 24 Jul 2015 - 15:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt at 2015 AIS Convention
battlestaratlantis01.JPGJPG battlestaratlantis01.JPG manage 55 K 13 Dec 2014 - 20:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Will Plotner
battlestaratlantis02.JPGJPG battlestaratlantis02.JPG manage 49 K 13 Dec 2014 - 20:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
battlestaratlantis03.jpgjpg battlestaratlantis03.jpg manage 50 K 29 Aug 2015 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mikey Lango-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
battlestaratlantis04.jpgjpg battlestaratlantis04.jpg manage 32 K 28 Nov 2015 - 03:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
battlestaratlantis05.jpgjpg battlestaratlantis05.jpg manage 83 K 09 Dec 2015 - 14:58 Main.TLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers
battlestaratlantis06.jpgjpg battlestaratlantis06.jpg manage 67 K 10 Nov 2017 - 21:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
battlestaratlantis09.jpgjpg battlestaratlantis09.jpg manage 168 K 28 May 2021 - 11:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky- Kelowna-British Columbia- Canada
battlestaratlantis090.JPGJPG battlestaratlantis090.JPG manage 146 K 24 May 2023 - 19:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelona-British Columbia-Canada
battlestaratlantis1.jpgjpg battlestaratlantis1.jpg manage 141 K 24 Apr 2016 - 20:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
battlestaratlantis2.JPGJPG battlestaratlantis2.JPG manage 133 K 16 May 2016 - 15:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
battlestaratlantis4.jpgjpg battlestaratlantis4.jpg manage 70 K 21 May 2013 - 02:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
battlestaratlantis6.jpgjpg battlestaratlantis6.jpg manage 69 K 04 Nov 2013 - 03:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
battlestaratlantis7.JPGJPG battlestaratlantis7.JPG manage 33 K 19 Nov 2013 - 22:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
Topic revision: r36 - 24 May 2023, TLaurin
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