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■(JI) 'Star At Midnight'

1964, Rich

'Star At Midnight' (Rex Rich, R. 1963) Seedling K59-lA. JI (double), 40" (102 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Deep violet- purple self, yellow signal, white tipped. Marhigo seedling X Maddock seedling. Meirose 1964. High Commendation 1963, Honorable Mention 1965, Payne Award 1969.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1965: STAR AT MIDNIGHT (R. A. Rich '64) HC '63. This really dark double iris really took our eye; horizontally flaring, wide and overlapping petals are a deep midnight violet. You might think of the six bright yellow signals as a star or the radiations thereof, for at the tip of each yellow signal is a dusting of white-StarDust, what else? NET 7.50.
From Tempo Two AU catalog, 1974: STAR AT MIDNIGHT (Rich '64 USA) Double Mid-Late. One to really take the eye. Very ruffled blooms are wide, horizontally flaring and overlapping in midnight violet with the six gold signals as the star in the centre. At the tip of each signal is a dusting of white stardust. A choice variety. HM '65. Payne Award (Top Japanese Iris Award) 1969.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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