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: 130 child plants

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The Flower Patterns field is one of the most useful, but also confusing, aspects of the Iris Database here at ATP. To help you get the most from the database, here are brief explanations of what these words mean.

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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: 2019-05-18
By Serjio
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Date: 2013-05-23
By dimson67
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-22
By Serjio
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Starring
By MShadow
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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 KentuckyDate: 2010-05-06First year bloom.
By Marilyn
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: April 17, 2012
By Betja
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Starring at National Convention 2005
By avmoran
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: May 6, 2010 10:33 PM
By Marilyn
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-04-26
By zuzu
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Location: zone 10a socalDate: 2018-05-12close-up
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By Betja
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2011-06-02
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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: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2015-05-10
By Marilyn
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Location: -Tasmania 2014Date: 2016-11-05
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: May 11, 2010 9:25 PMFirst year bloom.
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2010-05-06First year bloom.
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
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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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Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
poor form in standards becoming a trend? by DaisyDo Feb 25, 2019 11:54 AM 99
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Some seedling pictures from 2017 by tveguy3 Apr 18, 2018 3:42 PM 113
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"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

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