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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1959

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Border Bearded (BB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

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)

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Awards: Knowlton Medal '67


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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