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■(TB) 'King Juba'

1931, Sass

'King Juba' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1931) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y9M. 'King Tut' x 'Cardinal'.

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King Juba beardking juba flPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel by Mike UnserPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


KING JUBA (H. P. Sass, 1931)- A clear colored large flowered variegata, the brilliant contrast between the yellow standards and wide solid deep velvety red falls, making this a striking and much admired iris. Very large flowers on 36 to 40-inch stems. (Honorable Mention, 1932). 35c
KING JUBA (H. Sass 1931) M. 38". A fine variegata of clean sparkling colors. S. pure vivid yellow; F. velvety garnet red. The form is very good and the plant is a rapid increaser. Try this with 'Numa Roumestan' $.35. H.M., A. I.S., 1932. [1937 Quality Gardens catalog, Freeport, IL]


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 - 2011-03-07
  • stem height poor clay soil 67cm/26", 3-5 buds/stem, purple at spathe not foliage, blossom 95x65mm -- DaveinPA - 02 Jun 2020
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
KingJuba01.JPGJPG KingJuba01.JPG manage 51 K 25 Nov 2014 - 20:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
KingJuba02.JPGJPG KingJuba02.JPG manage 101 K 21 Aug 2021 - 01:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
KingJubaBHI.JPGJPG KingJubaBHI.JPG manage 128 K 18 Nov 2011 - 23:54 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
King_Juba_beard.JPGJPG King_Juba_beard.JPG manage 264 K 24 May 2016 - 15:40 DaveinPA  
king_juba_fl.jpgjpg king_juba_fl.jpg manage 69 K 13 Aug 2012 - 14:56 IrisP  
kingjuba1.JPGJPG kingjuba1.JPG manage 140 K 15 Jun 2020 - 19:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
kingjuba10.JPGJPG kingjuba10.JPG manage 168 K 28 Dec 2021 - 15:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
kingjuba2-jb.jpgjpg kingjuba2-jb.jpg manage 55 K 19 Feb 2013 - 19:47 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r16 - 28 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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