Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Monty Byers
Year Of Registration: 1990
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1991
Seedling Number: F16-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 30 inches (86 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Peach
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Apricot orange standards, almost completely overlaid by red violet mottling; apricot orange falls, medium red violet stitched edge, deeper stitching over hafts
Beard Color: Red orange, light orange horn speckled red violet
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1994

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Lovebird X Gigolo
Child plants: 83 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: N
Date: 2016-05-18
 4:42 pm. This Iris has a personality all of it's own!
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-03-27
Uploaded by AndreaD
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-19
Uploaded by coboro
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-05-18
 8:23 am. Those orange beards really tilt up!
Location: South Carolina
Date: April
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2018-05-14
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-03-27
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2022-05-24
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-05-09
 1:55 pm. The standards open up for a clear view of the style arm
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-02
Uploaded by Betja
Location: Maryland
Date: 2018-05-04
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-05-12
 5:52 pm. Those beards or filaments, seem to leap up from the thr
Uploaded by tveguy3
Uploaded by tveguy3
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-02
Location: Lolo’s Garden, Northern California Valley
Date: 2019-04-05
Rock Star - a perfect name!
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April 11, 2012
Location: Indiana
Date: May
Tall bearded iris 'Rock Star'
Location: Illinois, USA
Date: 2018-05-29
Location: Work area
Date: 2014-10-09
Uploaded by mattsmom
Uploaded by Betja
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April 11, 2012
Uploaded by Windigo
Uploaded by mattsmom
Location: In my garden. Poland.

Date: 2013-05-22

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.
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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On April 18, 2015 Obtained plant
I.R.I.S. Inland Region Iris Society sale; rhizome only; $4.00. LLO
chelle On July 10, 2015 Transplanted
Date rec'd and planted.

Old veggie patch, N side.
VAMOJO On August 23, 2015 Obtained plant
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