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■(TB) 'Brilliant Star'

1961, Hall

'Brilliant Star' (David Hall, R. 1960). Seedling# 58-40. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1, White self; tangerine beard. Seedling# 56-48 X seedling# 56-26. Cooley 1961. High Commendation 1959 as seedling# 58-40; Honorable Mention 1962.

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Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1971from the book CooleyPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


ORIGINAL CATALOG DESCRIPTION: BRILLIANT STAR (Hall, 1961) Each $25.00. As Golden Garland was a progenitor of Golden Years, so Frost And Flame brought into being a race for larger, more fully formed and flashingly red-bearded whites. True, there are many now being introduced. Some of them are lacking in vigor, however, and others have poor substance. We have bloomed this one for three seasons and regard it as the finest red-bearded white we have grown or seen. It is very broad petaled, full and rather rounded but not drooping, beautifully branched and very large. Since it is a 1958 seedling the number of plants is rather limited. Quite early, 36 inches. See page 2. No. 58-40. Cooley's Iris, 1961.

From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 2963: BRILLIANT STAR (Hall 861 ) M. 30 in. (Frost and Flame Sdlg). Another iris in the Giant rose class for size. Simply huge with gleaming white petals and rich red beard. H.M. 1962. 20.00.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some 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 good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BRILLIANT_STAR_EI.jpgjpg BRILLIANT_STAR_EI.jpg manage 50 K 08 Jul 2016 - 11:44 Main.ruiris from the book 'The Iris' (G. Rodionenko et al., 1981)
BrilliantStar.jpgjpg BrilliantStar.jpg manage 301 K 07 Jan 2014 - 00:50 DavidPotembski Cooley's Iris catalog 1961
BrilliantStarBHI.JPGJPG BrilliantStarBHI.JPG manage 216 K 17 Nov 2011 - 15:46 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
brillantstar5.JPGJPG brillantstar5.JPG manage 166 K 25 Jun 2023 - 02:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1971
Topic revision: r19 - 26 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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