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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Daughter of Stars'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Daughter of Stars
Hybridized by Spoon; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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13 members have or want this plant for trade.

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 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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
Reblooming (Re)


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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:

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
John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive eolivas103 On Apr 12, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought this Iris, not so much because the pictures convinced me I wanted it but based on what the comments on this site had to say about it. Glad I listened!!! The bloom is absolutely stunning. And huge. Thanks for the previous inputs that convinced me that I needed another purple iris. Update: In Nov/Dec 2014, a year after it was planted, Daughter of Stars provided a last hurrah for 2014, with approx. 9 blooms, even after some night temperatures reached down to the 20's. So yes, it definately reblooms here.

Positive Homefire On Aug 31, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

This is a rebloomer that is highly recommended. Its first bloom in the spring is perfection with good sturdy stalks. When it reblooms, however, sometimes the stalks are not straight, but the flowers are still perfection. It seems to glow and grows well here in the coastal part of Virginia

Neutral Joan On Mar 23, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

American Iris Society Awards: Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit 2005; John C. Wister Medal 2007; Dykes Memorial Medal Runner Up 2009

Positive Margiempv On Dec 29, 2004, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

A "Must Have"!! This luminata iris reblooms and grows/increases very well. Colors are brilliant and almost seem to glow. A healthy plant, highly recommended.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Sebastopol, California
Gainesville, Georgia
Westchester, Illinois
Shirley, Indiana
Derby, Kansas
Wichita, Kansas
Anacoco, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Robertsville, Missouri
Cut Bank, Montana
Harlowton, Montana
Salem, New Jersey
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Greeneville, Tennessee
Portsmouth, Virginia
The Plains, Virginia
Tomah, Wisconsin

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