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PlantFiles: Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Navajo Jewel'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Navajo Jewel
Hybridized by Weiler; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983

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2 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tall Bearded (TB)

36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)


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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Chere On Jun 10, 2010, Chere from Oakhurst, CA wrote:

Last year (2009) Navajo Jewel bloomed when it was hotter and did not have any blue color at all. It looked like a white iris. I thought they had sent me the wrong iris. I was very disappointed, but this year it bloomed when it was cooler here and it had a very light blue hue to it. This was the reason I bought it. I was very please and so was my husband.

Positive puresparkle On Aug 18, 2008, puresparkle from Burlingame, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

In my San Fran Bay Area garden, Navajo Jewel's bloom color is such a delicate, pale blue (not turquoise) that it's silvery; in certain light, appears almost white. Multiplies well. In '08, re-bloomed in August.

Neutral Joan On Nov 30, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1986; Award of Merit 1990


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

Tucson, Arizona
Burlingame, California
Yosemite Lakes, California
Iowa City, Iowa
Hebron, Kentucky
Concord, North Carolina
Lawton, Oklahoma
Greeneville, Tennessee

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