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■(JI) 'Shining Prince'

1992, Hirao

'Shining Prince' (Shuichi Hirao by Society for Japanese Irises, R. 1991) Seedling SH-24. JI (6 F.), 37" (94 cm), Midseason bloom. Deep violet (RHS 86A), blue halo and white veins washed blue, yellow signal; style arms white. Parentage unknown. Society for Japanese Irises 1992.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Mike Unser, taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Cascadia Iris GardensPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris FarmPhoto by Ensata GardensPhoto by Carol Warner-Draycott GardensPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek GardenPhoto by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm

References:

From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing SHINING PRINCE (Hirao '92). Sdlg. SH-24, Japanese, M, 37", 6 falls. In Japanese classical literature the "shining prince" is Genji, hero of Lady Murasaki's The Tale of Genji. Only an iris of grandeur and great beauty could bear such a name! Deep violet color with shining blue halo and white veins "washed" blue. White styles for additional contrast. $30.00. The Iris Pond.
 


Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-05-10
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_2594-X2_shining_prince.jpgjpg IMG_2594-X2_shining_prince.jpg manage 330 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:59 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
ShiningPrince9.JPGJPG ShiningPrince9.JPG manage 45 K 16 Apr 2021 - 13:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Carol Warner-Draycott Gardens
Shiningprince3.JPGJPG Shiningprince3.JPG manage 84 K 19 Jun 2013 - 22:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
ShinningPrince_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg ShinningPrince_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 73 K 14 Jun 2010 - 00:07 Main.janlauritzen Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
shining-prince1-17.jpgjpg shining-prince1-17.jpg manage 236 K 27 Aug 2017 - 19:53 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
shining-prince2-17.jpgjpg shining-prince2-17.jpg manage 516 K 27 Aug 2017 - 19:53 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
shiningprince01.jpgjpg shiningprince01.jpg manage 80 K 16 Jul 2017 - 19:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
shiningprince02.JPGJPG shiningprince02.JPG manage 1 MB 11 Dec 2017 - 21:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
shiningprince03.jpgjpg shiningprince03.jpg manage 177 K 04 Jul 2019 - 11:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
shiningprince04.jpgjpg shiningprince04.jpg manage 330 K 29 Jun 2020 - 10:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
shiningprince05.jpgjpg shiningprince05.jpg manage 145 K 29 Jun 2020 - 10:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
shiningprince050.jpgjpg shiningprince050.jpg manage 92 K 01 Mar 2022 - 15:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
shiningprince9.JPGJPG shiningprince9.JPG manage 193 K 20 May 2023 - 02:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
shiningprince90.JPGJPG shiningprince90.JPG manage 218 K 20 May 2023 - 02:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
shiningprince91.JPGJPG shiningprince91.JPG manage 322 K 15 Jun 2024 - 15:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r21 - 15 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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