Reblooming Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Bountiful Harvest'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Bountiful Harvest
Hybridized by Hager
Registered or introduced: 1991
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Reblooming (Re)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Bentonville, Arkansas

Arbuckle, California

Garden Valley, California

Manteca, California

Salinas, California

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Beatrice, Nebraska

Hilton, New York

Eugene, Oregon

Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Dallas, Texas

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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1
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Positive

On Mar 28, 2012, Get_growing from Dallas, TX wrote:

Earliest bloomer of my 7 varieties. First bloom opened a few days ago after our very mild winter. Slightly fragrant.

Positive

On Jul 31, 2008, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Flowering stems are a little on the short side, but it sure produces a lot them.

Positive

On Dec 7, 2007, FaerieGardener from Manteca, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I am just thrilled with reblooming irises! While I dont have this exact variety, I planted three others this spring. Regular irises take a year before blooming. The rebloomers didnt bloom in the spring, but in late September (in zone 9 in central California, an hour south of Sacramento), two varieties started blooming. By then it had cooled from the 100+ degree temperatures, with average temperatures into the 80s. By the middle of December, (50 - 60 degree highs) they are still blooming, and continuing to send up new buds. Amazing! We havent had a hard frost yet, but it has been down to 32. I would recommend reblooming irises of any variety to anyone who loves irises. Im going to take out my old spring bloomers and replace them with rebloomers.

Positive

On Aug 30, 2007, Homefire from Portsmouth, VA wrote:

Dependable rebloomer in Virginia. Vigorous. Good choice if you are seeking a rebloomer

Neutral

On Dec 26, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 1993