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Tall Bearded Iris 'Skating Party'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Skating Party
Hybridized by Gaulter
Registered or introduced: 1983
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Tall Bearded (TB)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Late (La)



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


Propagation Methods:

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

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Phoenix, Arizona

Arbuckle, California

Bakersfield, California

Cotati, California

San Jose, California

San Rafael, California

Macy, Indiana

Hebron, Kentucky

Tupelo, Mississippi

Auburn, New Hampshire

Lawton, Oklahoma

Media, Pennsylvania

Fort Worth, Texas

Vancouver, Washington (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 22, 2015, RosinaBloom from Waihi,
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Parentage: Portrait of Larrie x Carriage Trade x sibling


On Feb 28, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

TB 34" (86 cm) M-L.

Fluted white; lemon beard tipped white. (Portrait of Larrie x Carriage Trade) X sib.

A favorite white with a lot of good qualities, including hardiness, bloom and easy garden culture.


On Mar 22, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Mid to Late season bloomer. 34"
American Iris Society Honorable Mention '85; Award of Merit '89.
A very popular Iris cultivar.


On Jun 1, 2003, lauburt from Vancouver, WA wrote:

I love white iris. In my opinion, this is one of the best! Very prolific bloomer and huge flowers with a sweet scent. When the blooms first open, they are a pale, icy blue and turn white after a day or two. Very ruffly, and makes a clump in no time at all!