Iris 'Jurassic Park'

Iris 'Jurassic Park'

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An award-winning, spring-flowering tall bearded iris
SKU 42029
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Bareroot
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Key Characteristics
Zone

3 - 9

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Iris 'Jurassic Park'

Introducing our award-winning Iris 'Jurassic Park'—a botanical marvel that commands attention with its vibrant hues and exquisite blooms. Garnering prestigious accolades like the Honorable Mention in 1997, the Award of Merit in 1999, the John C. Wister Medal in 2002, and the President's Cup in 1996, this iris stands as a testament to its exceptional beauty and quality.

Planting 'Jurassic Park' Iris bulbs in late summer through fall sets the stage for a spectacular display come mid-spring to early summer, followed by another flourish in late summer to early fall. Prepare to be mesmerized by its tall, majestic stature adorned with dramatic ruffled bicolored flowers. Featuring canary yellow standards and lavishly blended lavender-blue falls, each blossom boasts intricate yellow veining and edging, emitting a delightful, subtle fragrance. These stunning flowers emerge atop sturdy scapes, towering over sword-shaped blue-green foliage that remains lush and verdant throughout the season.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, 'Jurassic Park' beckons pollinators, particularly butterflies and hummingbirds, adding life and movement to your garden. Moreover, its blossoms make exquisite, long-lasting additions to spring bouquets, lending an air of elegance to any floral arrangement.

As an Iris germanica variety, commonly known as bearded iris or German iris, 'Jurassic Park' exhibits a clumping habit and moderate growth rate. While often cultivated as annuals, these irises, when planted in suitable zones, multiply reliably year after year, making them ideal for naturalizing. For optimal effect, showcase them in expansive drifts or groupings of 10 to 15 bulbs, enhancing mixed beds, borders, or containers with their unparalleled charm.

Renowned for their ease of cultivation, tall bearded irises like 'Jurassic Park' thrive in diverse environments, boasting cold hardiness and adaptability. While they tolerate various conditions, they truly excel in sun-drenched to partially shaded locations, thriving in nutrient-rich, humusy soil with excellent drainage. Notably, 'Jurassic Park' remains unfazed by soil preferences and boasts deer-resistant qualities, ensuring a hassle-free gardening experience.

Experience the allure of 'Jurassic Park' iris?a breathtaking fusion of purple and yellow hues that captivates both garden enthusiasts and nature alike. Embrace its beauty, reliability, and effortless charm as it transforms your outdoor space into a haven of botanical splendor.

Iris flowers are unique and hardy with different planting forms including rhizomes and bulbs, that make them easy to plant, divide, and multiply . Colorful options that include traditional purples and blues in addition to bi-colored varieties.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Iris
Species germanica
Variety 'Jurassic Park'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Multi-Color, Purple, Yellow
Max Bloom Size 4.50
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Special Features Award Winner, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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