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■(TB) 'Starburst'

1967, Tompkins

'Starburst' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1967) TB, 44" (112 cm). Late midseason bloom. Brilliant orange-red self with smooth blending of fiery copper throughout; ruffled. 'Donnybrook' X 'Brass Accents'. Fleur de Lis 1967. Honorable Mention 1968.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1967: STARBURST (Tompkins 1967) M.L. 44 in. (Donnybrook x Brass Accents).An enormous flower with broad, ruffled petals, this has perfectly domed standards and huge, round, flatly flaring, horizontl falls. It is an electrifying, shockingly bright Iris of flaming Orange red with a smooth blending of fiery Copper red throughout and is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding red blends we have grown. Tall, strong, widely branched stalks show the massive flowers to perfection and this placement coupled with the elegant ruffling, gives the huge flowers a regal grace not often associated with Iris of this size. Net $25.00
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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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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-11-06
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_6442.jpgjpg IMG_6442.jpg manage 85 K 17 Feb 2017 - 16:47 Main.davepote taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2015, Westminster, MD
IMG_9703-X2_starburst.jpgjpg IMG_9703-X2_starburst.jpg manage 236 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:36 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Starburst01.JPGJPG Starburst01.JPG manage 49 K 07 Dec 2014 - 17:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Starburst010.JPGJPG Starburst010.JPG manage 101 K 31 Aug 2021 - 22:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Starburst02.jpgjpg Starburst02.jpg manage 63 K 14 Apr 2014 - 13:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Starburst03.jpgjpg Starburst03.jpg manage 60 K 14 Apr 2014 - 13:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Starburst1.jpgjpg Starburst1.jpg manage 45 K 26 Apr 2016 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
StarburstBHI.JPGJPG StarburstBHI.JPG manage 122 K 23 Nov 2011 - 15:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
StarburstEI.jpgjpg StarburstEI.jpg manage 39 K 20 Dec 2012 - 14:59 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
starburst01.jpgjpg starburst01.jpg manage 76 K 28 Jun 2015 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
starburst02.JPGJPG starburst02.JPG manage 340 K 28 Apr 2017 - 03:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
starburst03.jpgjpg starburst03.jpg manage 142 K 13 May 2017 - 12:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Janet Smith
starburst04.JPGJPG starburst04.JPG manage 108 K 18 Jun 2014 - 01:44 Main.TLaurin Photo from Rosalie Figge slide collection
starburst1.jpgjpg starburst1.jpg manage 117 K 22 Apr 2016 - 12:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
starburstunser.jpgjpg starburstunser.jpg manage 165 K 08 Jan 2022 - 13:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser at Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r23 - 31 Mar 2024, dougchyz
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