Tall Bearded Iris 'Daughter of Stars'


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

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)

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)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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


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


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.