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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Jurassic Park'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Jurassic Park
Hybridized by Lauer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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Tall Bearded (TB)


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:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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
Award of Merit
John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Dec 12, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '97, Award of Merit '99, John C. Wister Medal '02

Positive brimmsplace On Mar 20, 2004, brimmsplace from Murfreesboro, TN wrote:

Jurrasic Park had some the largest and longest lastings of any iris last year. Can't wait till May to see how it does this year.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Lompoc, California
Los Angeles, California
Gainesville, Georgia
Williamsville, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Manhattan, Kansas
Oskaloosa, Kansas
Durham, Maine
Hagerstown, Maryland
Mason, Michigan
Tupelo, Mississippi
Robertsville, Missouri
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Lawton, Oklahoma
Grants Pass, Oregon
Celina, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee
Lascassas, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Readyville, Tennessee
Harker Heights, Texas
Portsmouth, Virginia
Tomah, Wisconsin

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