Tall Bearded Iris 'Juniata'


Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Juniata
Hybridized by Farr
Registered or introduced: 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:

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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:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Awards (if applicable):

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Concord, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 24, 2014, themikesmom 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 t... read more