Iris 'Harmony' (Reticulata)
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Container Garden
- Neutral - Alkaline
- February - March
- 15cm (6in)
- Common name
- Netted Iris
- Full Sun
- Spread of 10cm (4in). Plant 5cm (2in) apart with leaves and buds facing to get maximum sunlight.
- Dwarf iris grow best in poor well-drained, neutral or slightly alkaline soil.
An early and long-flowering iris with a good scent, plant it at the front of the border or in a pot for inside or out. Shooting in a pot, this makes a good Christmas present.
A bulb loved by Vita Sackville West for bringing inside in shallow bulb trays early in the year to have on her desk and dining room table – it flowers in February and is priceless for that. We plant lots of these to start off a long bulb flower succession. They're beautiful and successful in pots, at the front of borders, or in grass.
A warm site with good drainage is a must. Alternatively, force on a sunny windowsill to flower in late winter.