There are many reasons to love Blatant's blooms. They grow large, reaching about 5.5" across. They're fragrant and colorful, which is just as enjoyable in the vase as it is in the garden. Blatant reblooms later in the season to keep your iris show bright, and this KickStart variety starts the show a year sooner than the industry's top selection! Even a #1 rhizome may take a couple years of building energy before delivering years of reliable, low-maintenance perennial color. KickStart Iris are guaranteed to bloom in year one. Plus, they're already developing more stems for year two... or divide and share them with an envious friend. Also, we only selected reblooming iris varieties for this series, so no matter if you create a mass planting of Blatant, or surround it with other KickStart varieties, you'll have an extra-long iris season to look forward to.
Iris germanica 'Blatant'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:34 - 38 inches
Spread:12 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Mid to late spring with possible reblooming in late summer to fall.
Planting Instructions:In clay soil, rhizomes should be slightly exposed. In sandy soil, they can be covered an inch or two. Plant where receives 5+ hours of sun per day.
Winter Care:Mulch in colder climates, remove promptly in early spring.
Growth Rate:Fast once established.
Flower Color:red, yellow
Flower Form:5.5-6" ruffled iris-like. Flowers.
Foliage Type:Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Pruning:Cut back foliage to 6" fan. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers from overwintering. Late fall to early winter.
Soil Requirement:Well drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs, avoid overly wet soils.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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