See Show Calender


You are here: Iris Wiki>TbPthruT Web>TallBearded>TbSeaOfStars (09 May 2018, Betsy881)Edit Attach

■(TB) 'Sea Of Stars'

1969, Blocher

'Sea Of Stars' (Clarence Blocher, R. 1969). Seedling# B-163. TB, 26" (66 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-BV1cm, Lavender-blue with large white flush on falls. 'Marquesan Skies' X ((sibling to 'Arctic Flame' x 'Bluebird Blue') x ('May Hall' x Fay seedling# 56-7)). Blocher 1969.

See below:


From AIS Bulletin #194 July 1969 Introducing Sea of Stars, $35.00. C1969l No. B-163 (Marquesan Skies X B-120) No. B-120 is (B-73: Sib to Arctic Flame x Bluebird Blue X (B-49: May Hall x Fay 56-7. A very sturdy lavender blue flowe, with a large white flush on the falls. This flower has transmitted excellent form and substance to its children. Our most exciting cross in 1968, was this flower crossed wiilh no. 167, which is a sib to Betty Sherrill. Of eighteen seedlings, Orville Fay thought three of them were worth naming if they continued to do as well in succeeding years as they were doing as first year seedlings. I do not know whether it was due to the weailher, or some other phenomenon, but most of the seedlings had a beautiful 1/4 " border of a deeper color than the rest of the flower. I believe this trait may come from Sea of Stars, as this flower has the border effect on its falls. In 1967, as Mr. David Hall and I were looking at our seedlings, he pointed this out to me "as a good iris". It was only this year, when its first seedlings bloomed, that I realized just how good an iris it is. Has very fertile pollen, also pods easily. Wonderful branching-only medium height, about 26". Stock very limited. Blocher.

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.


-- JoelleFRANJEULLE - 2010-01-29
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
seaofstars1.JPGJPG seaofstars1.JPG manage 973 K 09 Apr 2016 - 13:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r16 - 09 May 2018, Betsy881
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback