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(TB) 'Juniata'

1909, Farr

'Juniata' (Bertrand Farr, 1909). TB. Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-B1M.

Diploïd. Heterozygous plicata (Pl pl)

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Bertrand Farr and a clump of Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitephoto by Mike Unserphoto by Mike UnserPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Farr's catalog, 1910: JUNIATA (Pallida) Standards and falls beautiful clear blue, deeper than Dalmatica, very large sweet-scented flowers. By far the tallest variety in my collection. The photo of a single clump reproduced on the second cover page gives a comparative idea of its height of 4-1/2 ft., also of the graceful fountain-like effect of its unusually long, slender foliage.
From R. S. Sturtevant, "Farr's Seedling Irises", A.I.S. Bulletin 14 (Jan. 1925). JUNIATA has probably been used more than any other American variety as a parent and, with its plicata heritage, has developed some promising progeny.
From AIS Bulletin 6: Self, mauve to manganese violet; foliage lax; growth vigorous; 42 inches. Very fragrant; Standards arching, revolute; falls flaring convex; beard white, orange tipt; styles and haft bluish white.
From Adamgrove catalog, 1997: JUNIATA (Farr, 1909) Tall Bearded diploid. A fine form of I. pallida (doubtfully much else involved) with smooth orchid blue color and good form, and especially, that delicious fragrance. Mr. Farr was a prominent nurseryman in Pennsylvania. $5.00. RHS AM 1931.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07


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-- BobPries - 2010-12-13
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Farr and Juniata, 1910 cat.jpgjpg Farr and Juniata, 1910 cat.jpg manage 333 K 17 Oct 2022 - 14:42 EdenSprings Bertrand Farr and a clump of 'Juniata', from his 1910 catalog.
Juniata.jpgjpg Juniata.jpg manage 31 K 13 Dec 2010 - 19:12 BobPries Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
juniata1-jb.jpgjpg juniata1-jb.jpg manage 18 K 19 Feb 2013 - 19:34 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
juniata2-jb.jpgjpg juniata2-jb.jpg manage 28 K 19 Feb 2013 - 19:36 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
juniata9.JPGJPG juniata9.JPG manage 107 K 20 Aug 2021 - 21:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 17 Oct 2022, Harloiris
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