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■(TB) 'Star Shine'

1949, Wills

'Star Shine' (Jesse Wills, R. 1947). TB. Midseason/Late bloom. Color Class W6L rev. ('Hermitage' x 'Hernani') x 'Song Of Gold'. Seedling# 7-44. High Commendation 1948, Honorable Mention 1949.

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STARSHINE. "This was a fine thing in Fisher Harris' garden but with me it sulked a bit and will need another year's growth." Mrs. M. D. Naylor (Utah), “Varietal Comment, Comments from Region 12” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 74.
"At a two day show staged by the Royal Horticultural Society in Horticultural Hall, Westminster, Iris Star Shine (Wills 1949) was awarded the Josephine Romney-Towndrow Award. This beautiful statue shown in the accompanying photograph is awarded yearly to the breeder of the iris, which, in the opinion of the show judges, has the best form of any variety exhibited in the show. The statue after suitable engraving rotates yearly in the same manner as the Franklin Cook Memorial Award of the AIS, formerly known as the President's Cup. The award was instituted in 1953 by Mr. Romney-Towndrow in honor of his wife." A.I.S. Bulletin #131 October 1953, p 8
 
STAR SHINE. (J. Wills, 1949). M.L. Deep cream, white, and pearly blue are so skillfully combined that the flower has the irridescent gleam of lustrous pearls. An iris of great individuality, it was a center of attraction in the Wills garden at the time of the Nashville meeting. The deep cream or buff-yellow standards are broad and domed, the white flaring falls have a suggestion of blue in the center, and an edging of the same color as the standards. Very firm substanced flowers and exceptionally sturdy well branched stalks. An iris that never succumbs to the elements. It has great distinction both in quality of flower and arrangement of color. H.C., A.I.S., 1948. H.M., A.I.S., 1949. 36 inches. $3.00.
Introduced by Fairmount Gardens in 1949 for $15.00. "Blended cream, white and blue."

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Medal_Star_Shine.jpg_1jpg_1 Medal_Star_Shine.jpg_1 manage 66 K 22 Dec 2013 - 01:24 Main.davepote A.I.S. Bulletin #130 October 1953, p. 8.
StarShine02.jpgjpg StarShine02.jpg manage 135 K 19 Sep 2017 - 18:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
Star_Shinecct.JPEGJPEG Star_Shinecct.JPEG manage 20 K 20 Feb 2012 - 01:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo Courtesy of HIPS
starshine01.jpgjpg starshine01.jpg manage 21 K 13 Sep 2014 - 15:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
starshine2.JPGJPG starshine2.JPG manage 258 K 26 Aug 2017 - 02:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
starshine_fl.jpgjpg starshine_fl.jpg manage 68 K 12 Aug 2012 - 13:36 IrisP  
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