What a striking display this multiple award winner makes in the full sun garden! Starring features a bicolor palette of rich, nearly black falls beneath pristine, snowy white standards with bright tangerine beards that catch the eye. The tall, straight stems reach a manageable 33" in height, making this German iris ideal for midline borders or seasonal feature beds. Our garden pros love to see Starring planted in groups or clustered amid dramatically hued varieties like Red Masterpiece. Makes an glorious addition to mixed arrangements or as a single bloom in a simple vase. Blooms in midseason, from May to early June.
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Mature Height 33 inches
Bloom Time Midseason to late flowering. (Mid to late spring)
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
Foliage Type :
Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
Mature Spread :
18 - 24 inches
15 - 18 inches
Planting Instructions :
Set rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
Soil Moisture :
Well drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
Remove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall; cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
Winter Care :
Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
Planting Depth :
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Fertilization Requirements :
Once per year
Special Care :
K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time
climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are
harvested, our staff of K.
van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.
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Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August.
General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated
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