Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Baltic Star'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Baltic Star
Hybridized by Stahly
Registered or introduced: 1994
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Purple

Dark Purple/Black

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Denver, Colorado

Hebron, Kentucky

South Paris, Maine

Bonne Terre, Missouri

Robertsville, Missouri

Salem, New Jersey

Albany, Oregon

Greeneville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 2, 2012, RIRISH from Bonne Terre, MO wrote:

I had this iris loved it Have owned a few hundred itris and this one was one of my favs.It is so velvety black purple with such a pure white sprinkiling in the haft it show up well.
All my iris were smothered by heavy weeds when i lost interest in my garden for some years ..and it died.
Dont have info on consistancey but the flower was medium. size.I do want it again.

Neutral

On Dec 7, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1996, Award of Merit 1998