Medium-sized flowers of this lovely reblooming Tall Bearded Iris are as luminously orange as a full moon in September. They're also slightly fragrant. 'Orange Harvest' stands out in a crowd and looks striking with purple Salvias, such as 'May Night' or 'Caradonna'.
Iris are among the best-known and best-loved garden plants. Say the word, Iris, and visions of brilliant June flowers come to mind.
Reblooming varieties have been bred to produce bloom stalks more than once a year, first in spring and then again in late summer or fall. Although they have a tendency to rebloom, they are not guaranteed to bloom a second time. Repeat bloom is dependent on many things, including geographic location and growing conditions. But it’s definitely worth trying these varieties for a chance at a second round of stunning blooms.
Iris is a large genus with upwards of 200 species, which range from inconspicuous wildlings to the extravagant. Plenty of sun and well-drained soil with a pH near neutral are the primary requirements for their success. Bearded Iris are best planted in the fall because they go dormant in June and are harvested in August. We start shipping bareroot plants in early September, continue to late October for warmer zones. For Zones 3–4 (yes, they are hardy in Zone 3), we recommend early orders, which we will fill in early to mid-September.