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Iris 'Harmony' (Iris 'Harmony')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.06m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Iris 'Harmony'

Other names

Iris 'Harmony', Iris reticulata 'Harmony', Dwarf iris 'Harmony'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Harmony' _ 'Harmony' is a dwarf bulbous perennial. In late winter or early spring, single, fragrant blue flowers with yellow and white markings are held on upright stems above narrow, grey-green foliage.


Iris 'Harmony' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Winter

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Iris 'Harmony' (Iris 'Harmony') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.06m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Naturalised in turf, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, neutral or slightly alkaline soil in a sunny, open position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Iris 'Harmony'

Other names

Iris 'Harmony', Iris reticulata 'Harmony', Dwarf iris 'Harmony'

Genus

Iris Iris

Variety or Cultivar

'Harmony' _ 'Harmony' is a dwarf bulbous perennial. In late winter or early spring, single, fragrant blue flowers with yellow and white markings are held on upright stems above narrow, grey-green foliage.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Winter

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Iris 'Harmony' (Iris 'Harmony') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.06m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Naturalised in turf, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, neutral or slightly alkaline soil in a sunny, open position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Iris 'Harmony' (Iris 'Harmony')

Common pest name

Red rice root aphid; Rice root aphid

Scientific pest name

Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Potentially significant glasshouse pest; growers should monitor for its presence. Routine aphid control should be effective in mitigating risk.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Iris 'Harmony' (Iris 'Harmony')

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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