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■(TB) 'Junaluska'

1934, Kirkland

'Junaluska' (James Kirkland, R. 1931). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S3M. 'Rob Roy' x Unknown. Kirkland 1934.

Also listed in the following nursery catalogs: Fairmount 1946

See below:

From Robert Wayman Rare Iris and Peonies catalog 1943Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Gardenjunaluska flPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Iris City Gardensphoto courtesy Nancy McDonald


Awaiting original catalog description
JUNALUSKA (Kirkland 1934) M. 40". A novelty unlike anything we have grown before. Its color is its great distinction, but its fine form and poise are notable, too. S. a copper and rose suffusion threaded with gold; F. bright red flushed copper. The stalk is tall and graceful and the blooms last a very long time. A most effective garden iris of great beauty. $7.50. [1937 Quality Gardens catalog, Freeport, IL]
Junaluska: (Kirkland). Rather a variegata type but stalk seems too tall for size of flower, very brilliant. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 17.]
JUNALUSKA (Kirkland 1934)--This in my opinion is Dr. Kirkland's best iris of the coppery red series. It can briefly be described as a blend of rose gold and copper, and is most telling in the garden. The form of flower, however, is not very good, but flowers are carried on well branched 40" stems. [G. L. Pilkington, "Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 74 (July 1939): 51,53.]
JUNALUSKA (1932), a blend of gold, rose and copper. Flowers of good size but lacking in substance. Well branched stems-36". [G. L. Pilkington, "Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 74 (July 1939): 35.]
JUNALUSKA (Kirkland 1934), considered one of the Chancellor's best, and runner up for the Dykes Medal 1938. [G. L. Pilkington, "Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 74 (July 1939): 32.]
Junaluska, runner-up for the Dykes Award, is to my husband, the "prettiest iris that ever was." So brilliant are the coppery-rose standards of this very early bicolor they give a garden effect of burnt orange. The very short, round, flaring falls are chestnut red. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 57-58.]


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Junaluska.jpgjpg Junaluska.jpg manage 73 K 03 May 2013 - 12:32 DavidPotembski From Robert Wayman Rare Iris and Peonies catalog 1943
Junaluska01.JPGJPG Junaluska01.JPG manage 75 K 25 Nov 2014 - 16:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Junaluska02.JPGJPG Junaluska02.JPG manage 99 K 20 Aug 2021 - 21:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Junaluska12BHI.jpgjpg Junaluska12BHI.jpg manage 59 K 22 Apr 2012 - 14:40 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
junaluskaIC.jpgjpg junaluskaIC.jpg manage 17 K 12 Dec 2011 - 23:35 BetsyHiggins Photo by Iris City Gardens
junaluska_fl.jpgjpg junaluska_fl.jpg manage 65 K 13 Aug 2012 - 15:07 IrisP  
junaluska_jb.jpgjpg junaluska_jb.jpg manage 71 K 17 Apr 2013 - 12:48 Main.Harloiris Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
rsz_junaluska-jb.jpgjpg rsz_junaluska-jb.jpg manage 71 K 02 Feb 2013 - 20:47 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Nancy McDonald
Topic revision: r23 - 10 Nov 2022, TerryLaurin
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