PlantsIrises→Japanese Iris (Iris ensata 'Midnight Stars')

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: J. T. Aitken
Year Of Registration: 1988
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1988
Seedling Number: 82J6-2
Classification: Japanese (Ensata)
Registered Height: 42 inches (107 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Bloom Color Description: Dark red purple, bright yellow signals
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1990

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Parentage: Purple Parasol X Magic Ruby
Child plants: 3 child plants

Discussion Threads about this plant
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I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Top Ten picks! by bluegrassmom Jun 13, 2019 8:51 PM 43
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Sharing your best iris pics by bluegrassmom Nov 16, 2016 8:15 AM 154
Which ones will you be culling this year? (old 2016 thread) by Henhouse May 31, 2019 1:50 PM 198
What have you ordered so far for the year by creativeclover Oct 6, 2017 5:07 AM 117
Classic iris yours for postage! by Lestv Sep 8, 2015 4:04 AM 87
And the winner is??? by tveguy3 Aug 21, 2015 5:35 PM 750
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Feb 26, 2021 9:57 PM 19,701
Show our Schreiners! Haves and wants. by tveguy3 Aug 19, 2017 12:54 PM 160
The late show by Henhouse May 25, 2014 2:01 PM 45
Rhizome Sale - North Central Oklahoma Iris Society by enidcandles Aug 1, 2013 7:39 PM 12
My First TB by tveguy3 Jun 27, 2012 4:34 AM 204
wanda rezac's iris list by irisawe May 18, 2020 6:07 PM 17

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