Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Donald Spoon
Year Of Registration: 2007
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2008
Seedling Number: 2003-119A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Rebloom
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Magenta
Bloom Color Description: Raspberry standards, bases blended golden yellow; plum purple falls on distal two thirds, lighter edges, sun spray of cream on basal third grading to yellow at hafts veined maroon
Beard Color: Golden yellow, yellow orange in throat
Style Arm Color: Edged golden yellow, raspberry crest and midline
Fragrance: Sweet

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Daughter of Stars X Starring
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2016-07-24
Starring Encore (Spoon '08)
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2016-08-26
Location: Zone 9b/Phoenix
Date: 2021-02-01
Bed of 5 plants started blooming Nov. 21
Location: Zone 9b/Phoenix
Date: 2021-02-01
Blooms 3-4 consecutive months
Location: Tom Bruce's Carolina Daylilies
Date: 2018-04-21

Photo courtesy of Iris Sisters Farm, used with permission

Photo courtesy of Iris Sisters Farm, used with permission
Location: Tom Bruce's Carolina Daylilies
Date: 2018-04-21
Location: Weiser, ID
Date: 2014 season

Image courtesy of Winterberry Iris Gardens

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