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
By Newyorkrita on 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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