Dwarf Iris Reticulata Harmony,fragrant, Flower Bulbs,
- Great for Bouquets
- Large Blooms
- Deer Won't Eat
- Excellent Cut Flowers
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reticulata 'Harmony' - fragrant, bluebird-blue standards and royal-blue falls with white edged yellow blotch; one of the best.Very small, extremely early flowering, fragrant iris that are perfect for forcing, rock gardens, woodlands, fronts of borders or creative 'lawn art'; performs well in all types of soil as long as it's well-drained; late winter to early spring; 4"-8"; whz 3-9; 6+cm unless noted otherwise.
Iris reticulata, commonly called reticulated iris, is a bulbous perennial iris that is native to Turkey, the Caucasus, Northern Iraq and Iran. It is a low-growing purple-flowered reticulate or netted iris that blooms in March to early April in the St. Louis area, at about the same time as snowdrops (Galanthus), glory-of-the-snow
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Soil needs to stay relatively dry in summer in order for the bulbs to set buds for the following year. Plant bulbs 3-4â deep and space 3-4â apart in fall. Bulbs tend to separate into offsets or bulblets after bloom (particularly when planted shallowly), with each new bulblet requiring several years to mature.
Although bulbs can be dug and divided (offsets removed) after bloom, it is probably best to do this only if flowering has significantly declined. In order to insure consistent flowering from year to year, it is an option to plant supplemental bulbs each fall, or to grow this plant as an annual by planting new bulbs each fall.
Common Name: reticulated iris
Native Range: Northern and southern Turkey, northeastern Iraq, northern and western Iran, Russia
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 0.25 feet
Bloom Time: March to April
Bloom Description: Bluish to dark purple with gold central stripe on the falls
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Black Walnut