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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Juniata'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Juniata
Hybridized by Farr; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1909

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Tall Bearded (TB)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Awards (if applicable):
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive themikesmom On Aug 24, 2014, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

Juniata 1909 Farr, Betrand Farr, Mrs. TB M-L Bloomtime. Very Fragrant. This is the most wonderful true cornflower blue iris that we grow. It is an Ancient Pre-1929 Class Historic on Incredibly Tall Scapes and it has the most Heavenly Sweet Fragrance. It's long slender simple form Bloom is Amazing, and as rigid and stout as they are up close, from far back they are haunting and soft and flowing. Juniata is True Magic in the Garden, if your loooking for the perfect Historic Blue look no further as this ones' Health, ability to Multiply like a weed so Fast, and It's Wonderful Fragrance and Tall height put in in a league all its own, putting other ancient class historic blues like Sierra Blue by Essig, or Missouri by Grinter to Shame. This Iris Juniata also had a sibling Iris more Violet in tone, called Juanita, which is thought no longer to be in Existence. All of the Mrs. Betrand H. Farr of Pennsylvania and Her many Native American themed Iris cultivar names as well, created at her two nurseries, one in Reading and one in Wyomissing, PA. ; can all be found in Plantfiles, in a Hybridizer Search, if You are Interested.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Concord, North Carolina

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