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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
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: 171 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Date: 2008-05-27
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2019-05-18
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-15
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-22

Date: 2013-05-23

Starring
Location: zone 10a socal
Date: 2018-05-12
Location: Home garden
Date: 2016-04-12
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2015-05-29
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Date: 2017-04-25
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-06
First year bloom.
Location: Russia, Krasnodar region, Novokubansk
Date: 2020-05-20
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: April 17, 2012
Location: Plano
Date: 2016-04-15
One of my favorites
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2020-04-27
TB Iris Starring
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2013-04-26
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: May 6, 2010 10:33 PM

Starring at National Convention 2005
Location: Mid-America Gardens, Salem, Oregon
Date: 2016-05-05
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Photo by Betja
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Location: Cottonwood, CA
Date: 2020-04-23
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2022-06-02
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-05-22
Location: -Tasmania 2014
Date: 2016-11-05
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: 2022-05-18
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Location: zone 10a socal
Date: 2018-05-12
close-up
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2012
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2013-04-26
Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2012-05-18
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2013-04-23
Photo by Betja
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2015-05-10
Location: Schreiners Gardens
Date: 2011-06-02
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-06
First year bloom.
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14

Date: 2011-05-21
Location: Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2012-05-18
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: May 11, 2010 9:25 PM
First year bloom.
Location: Mid-America Gardens
Date: 2015-05-14
Photo by Dachsylady86

Date: 2011-05-23
Location: Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2012-05-18
Photo by Betja
Photo by Betja
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-07
First year bloom.
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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 30, 2013 9:52 PM concerning plant:
    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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