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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Joseph Ghio
Year Of Registration: 1999
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2000
Seedling Number: U92-5R
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 33 inches (84 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
White
Flower Patterns: Amoena
Bloom Color Description: White standards; purple black falls
Beard Color: Brick red
Style Arm Color: White, gold fringed crests
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2002
Award of Merit: 2004
John C. Wister Medal: 2007
Franklin Cook Memorial Cup: 2002

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: 88-180P: (Notorious x ((Success Story x (Fancy Tales x Alpine Castle)) x ((Persian Smoke x Entourage) x ((Strawberry Sundae x (Artiste x Tupelo Honey)) x (Marmalade Skies x (Sun King x (Gold Trimmings x Solano))))))) X Romantic Evening
Child plants: 122 child plants

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Date: 2008-05-27
By dimson67
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-15
By Serjio
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-22
By Serjio
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Starring
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Date: 2013-05-23
By dimson67
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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2015-05-29
By tveguy3
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Location: zone 10a socalDate: 2018-05-12
By shizen
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2010-05-06First year bloom.
By Marilyn
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Starring at National Convention 2005
By avmoran
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: April 17, 2012
By Betja
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-04-26
By zuzu
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Date: 2014-04-23
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: May 6, 2010 10:33 PM
By Marilyn
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2015-05-10
By Marilyn
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Location: zone 10a socalDate: 2018-05-12close-up
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: May 11, 2010 9:25 PMFirst year bloom.
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2010-05-06First year bloom.
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2011-06-02
By ARUBA1334
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Location: In Zuzu's gardenDate: 2013-04-23
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-04-26
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Location: -Tasmania 2014Date: 2016-11-05
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 30, 2013 9:52 PM

This is a very dramatic flower. I have read that Starring can be difficult in some gardens, but I have never had any problems. Mine grows well, increases nicely, and blooms with those attention-getting flowers.

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shizen On September 10, 2016 Obtained plant
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iheartmrf On May 11, 2018 Bloomed
One gorgeous bloom on each of the three plants. Deep purple with light lavender color on the middle. Tall and lovely.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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poor form in standards becoming a trend? by DaisyDo Feb 25, 2019 11:54 AM 99
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Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
"Goners" 2018 by William Oct 19, 2018 6:44 PM 590
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Nov 21, 2018 10:00 PM 1,064
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Oct 14, 2019 6:46 PM 1,400
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Jan's Rustic Garden by janwax Oct 13, 2019 9:19 PM 2,132
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