■(TB) 'Five Star Admiral'
'Five Star Admiral'
, R. 1972). Seedling# 70-31. TB, 34" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Dark blue (RHS 116A) self; ruffled falls; light lemon beard. 'Sailor Togs'
X 'Bristol Gem'
. Marsh 1974. Honorable Mention 1975; Award of Merit 1977.
| From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing FIVE STAR ADMIRAL (Marsh '74). 70-31. TB, 34", M. Sailor Togs X Bristol Gem. This huge dark blue self with lemon beard has round falls that are 4" across; overlapping hafts without visible markings; ruffled all around including the haft. Standards are stiff and closed, same color as falls. The substance is very heavy as color and flowers hold very well in the hot sun. The 34" stalks are strong with ideal branching, carrying up to ten of these huge flowers, well spaced. The flower size holds to the last one. Foliage is a clean blue-green, and the plant is very vigorous and has good increase. Fertile both ways. H.C. 1972. We think this is by far the best iris we have introduced to date. Although we have many advance orders, we also have ample stock. Therefore, in order to get better distribution, we are holding the price to $25.00. (See color picture in January 1974, Bulletin). Marsh Gardens.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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- TB Five Star Admiral was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately May 30 - June 11, in 2017. I didn't see any Purple Based Foliage at the base of the leaves, but I did see purple coloring on the spathes. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 24 Aug 2017