Planting Instructions by Flower Name
- Hardy Zones: 4-9
- Spacing: 2"
- Height: 6"
- Ships As: package of 10 bulbs
Iris reticulata 'Rhapsody'
Iris belong to their own family, Iridaceae, and are native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. There are more than 200 species, with great variation in growth habit, flower form and color. Reticulated irises originated in the Caucasus region and grow from bulbs. Rhapsody is a low-growing variety, with deep blue flowers and yellow and white rimmed blotches.
Choose a well-draining area that gets full sun to part shade. Plant bulbs pointed end up, 3” deep and 2” apart. For best effect, plant the bulbs in large groupings; the small flowers will be lost in the landscape if planted in small numbers. These iris are also an excellent choice for rock gardens. Water well. Mulch heavily in areas with cold winters, to provide protection from the freezing and thawing cycles.
Provide moisture during the spring growing season. There is no need to water after blooming, as reticulated irises prefer a dry summer. If conditions are right, Harmony Iris will naturalize and spread.