Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Starring'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Starring
Hybridized by Ghio
Registered or introduced: 1999
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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:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Dark Purple/Black

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

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

Walther Cup

John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Bakersfield, California

Gilbertsville, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Chelsea, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

South Sioux City, Nebraska

Lawton, Oklahoma

Grants Pass, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 31, 2007, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

As I have very limited garden space, "Starring" has been located in a rather crowded bed. Despite the competition, however, the plant has grown very well and had numerous flowers this past season.

I have read descriptions of the falls as being deepest purple to virtual black--this is definitely not the case here as the falls are very distinctly purple--a beautiful iris beyond question, but no near black falls here in Zone 8.

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On Mar 20, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2002; Walther Cup 2002; Award of Merit 2004; John C. Wister Medal Runner Up 2006; John C. Wister Medal 2007; Dykes Memorial Medal Runner Up 2009

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On Dec 10, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely iris, but (for me) is a little hard to keep growing.