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PlantFiles: Reticulated Iris
Iris reticulata 'Harmony'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: reticulata (reh-tick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Harmony

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Class:
Species

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Extra early (EE)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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):
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

4 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive sandrasparrow On Feb 12, 2012, sandrasparrow from Middletown, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

1st to Bloom 2.8.12 of 40 types of Bulbs planted in the Fall : ) Absolutely Beautiful! Brilliant Colors : )

Positive orange_knickers On Apr 9, 2005, orange_knickers from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

The first bloomer in my gardens. Striking color and long lasting flowers. This bloomed in 3 hours of sun per day.

Positive celtic_dolphin On Mar 22, 2004, celtic_dolphin from Boone, NC (Zone 4b) wrote:

Absolutely the first in my garden to bloom each spring. The flower multiplies rapidly - I planted in groups of 5 and they became big, beautiful clusters in just 3 years! The only down-side I can think of to this plant is that sometimes the blooms would come too early and then be frozen - but that was in zone 7 - I think they will hold off blooming for a longer period in cooler climates.

Positive vroomp On Feb 26, 2003, vroomp from Marietta, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of the first to bloom in spring, 'Harmony' make a great adition to Crocus and Daffodils adding a bit of Royal Blue with Yellow to your Spring Garden. Easily grown in full sun or light shade this Iris can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. In southern zones Bloom Time can be as early as January with mild winter temps.

Regional...

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

Middletown, California
Loveland, Colorado
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Hebron, Kentucky
Foxboro, Massachusetts
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Westford, Massachusetts
Pinconning, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cary, North Carolina
Newton, North Carolina
Warrensville, North Carolina
Chiloquin, Oregon
Albion, Pennsylvania
Lafayette, Tennessee
Plano, Texas
Tremonton, Utah
Vancouver, Washington
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin



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