Reticulated Iris (Iris reticulata 'Harmony.') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Van Tubergen
Year Of Registration: not registered
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1950s
Classification: Reticulata
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Fragrance: Sweet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Bulb


Iris reticulata for Extremely Early Spring BloomIris reticulata for Extremely Early Spring Bloom
September 20, 2013

Plant these charmingly diminutive bulb irises for an early flower show.

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Posted by ssgardener (Silver Spring, MD - Zone 7a) on Mar 12, 2016 3:45 PM

In my Mid-Atlantic garden, 'Harmony' usually blooms in March, right after the early crocuses have faded. The ones in full sun bloom around 1-2 weeks before the ones in partial sun.

The bulbs multiply gradually every single year, even in my clay soil. Squirrels and voles seem to leave it alone completely.

It's a striking blue color that brightens up an early spring garden.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 20, 2013 11:09 AM

I have been admiring Iris reticulata in other people's gardens for years, always thinking I should grow some myself. Last fall I finally planted Harmony in my garden. Wow, what a lovely spring show from the vivid deep blue blooms.

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