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Hybridizer: Donald Spoon
Year Of Registration: 2000
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2001
Seedling Number: 96-252A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Rebloom
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Known To Rebloom Zone 9: 20° to 30°
Flower Form: Ruffled
Flared
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
White
Flower Patterns: Luminata
Bloom Color Description: Purple standards, near-white edge; deep purple falls in center grading lighter, lighter veins, thin white edge, white area and ray pattern around beard
Beard Color: White, tipped yellow in throat
Style Arm Color: Purple, lighter lip and center
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2003
Award of Merit: 2005
John C. Wister Medal: 2007

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: Clarence X Mind Reader
Child plants: 23 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Location: Cottonwood, CA
Date: 2021-10-18
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-05-12
Location: Schreiner's Garden
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: SW Colorado 
Bloomed 1 st yr.
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2022-05-24
Photo by Betja
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2020-05-08
Location: Cottonwood, CA
Date: 2021-10-18
Pure Royalty. Reblooming in the rain
Location: Cottonwood, CA
Date: 2021-11-30
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-05-12
Location: In my garden at Middletown, DE
Date: 2016-05-13
Photo by Betja
Photo by grannysgarden
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-08-25
Location: Washington 8b
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2016-03-18
Photo by avmoran
Photo by Snork
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2017-04-01
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-13
First year bloom, in a pot!

Date: 2011-10-24
Location: southern KY
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2016-09-15
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2018-05-07
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: Oct. 2014
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-16
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-04-15
Just opening - 4-15-2015
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2017-04-09
Tall Bearded Iris Daughter of Stars

Date: 2011-10-24
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: Mid May 2021
A cool dry spring has resulted in late blooms this year in the UK
Location: Mexico, Missouri 
Date: 2022-05-10
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2014
Even her buds are purple!
Location: Winterberry Iris Gardens, Cross Junction, VA
Date: May 27, 2016
Daughter of Stars

Date: 2021-05-22
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2017-05-25
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Location: Zone 7 Knoxville
Date: 2018-04-22
Location: Iowa
Date: 2022-05-27
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: Oct. 2014
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: April 2015
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-22
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2018-05-25
Location: Frannie's Iris Garden, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2016-03-19
A faithful rebloomer.
Location: Northwest Florida
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, Canada
Date: 2014-06-05
Location: First bloom after recieving this in Aug.
Date: Oct 24, 2011
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-08-30
reblooming- end of August 2015
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: Oct. 2014
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-04-20
Location: Catheys Valley California
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi
Location: Schreiner's Garden
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-08-25
re-bloomed August 25,2015
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-04-15
4-15-2015
Photo by mattsmom
Photo by Betja
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: March 29, 2015
Location: my garden in Frederick, MD
Date: 2010-05-16
photo shows color as too blue, true color is a deeper purple-viol

Photo courtesy of Comanche Acres Iris Garden
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Location: Missouri
Date: 2010-04-30
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: April 9, 2015
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: April 8, 2015
Photo by Muddymitts
Location: God's Garden - Atwater CA
Date: April 3, 2015

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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