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
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Bright Yellow

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

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

Award of Merit

John C. Wister Memorial Medal (TB)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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

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.