The genus name means “rainbow” in Greek, and the cultivar name is another word for peace.
This dwarf iris (Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’) is one of the earliest and smallest spring flowers. It grows 4 to 6 inches tall (from a bulb) and blooms in March or April. Fragrant royal blue or purple blooms have a white and gold crest. Originally from Turkey, Iraq, and the Caucasus. Zones 4 to 9.
Photos: Tracy Walsh