Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Jungle Shadows'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Jungle Shadows
Hybridized by Sass-Graham
Registered or introduced: 1959
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Class:

Border Bearded (BB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Purple

Brown/Bronze

Silver/Gray

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Knowlton Medal (BB)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Boise, Idaho

Oskaloosa, Kansas

Richmond, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Elmwood, Nebraska

Kingston, New York

Greeneville, Tennessee

Sheridan, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
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Positive

On Apr 9, 2012, bigballamatt from Richmond, KY wrote:

This plant is most unusual and would be lovely growing in a garden with other plants with unusual coloring or textures. One of my favorite iris.

Positive

On Dec 31, 2008, hespiris from Kingston, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Introduced in 1960, Jungle Shadows was awarded an HM in 1961, and won the top garden award of their time - twice!

The Knowlton Award in 1962; and the Knowlton Medal in 1967.

Neutral

On Dec 28, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Knowlton Medal '67