Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Starring Role') in the Irises Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Iris
Give a thumbs up Tall Bearded Iris

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Dorothy Palmer
Year Of Registration: 1971
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1973
Seedling Number: 9269A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Yellow
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Yellow
Beard Color: Yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1974
Award of Merit: 1976

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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Denver Mint X 3165A: ((Riviera x inv. lines) x Rainbow Gold)
Child plants: 23 child plants

Discussion Threads about this plant
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How many of Joseph Ghio's irises do you have? by janwax Mar 22, 2019 9:00 PM 88
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What Ghio irises do you have, Add this year, or have on your wish list? by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2014 9:31 AM 342
Ghio Iris by Lilylu Jul 21, 2012 1:41 PM 31

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