Champagne Elegance is a very reliable performer—it's won awards for its show, and when planted in full sun it has exceptional disease resistance. The flowers are lovely, the champagne hues and ruffled form make them feel very sophisticated. And as this is a KickStart variety, you'll to see some blooms sooner. A top-quality #1 rhizome may take a couple years before delivering perennial color. However, KickStart Iris rhizomes are bigger than the industry's top grade, and will produce blooms in the first year—guaranteed. 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 Champagne Elegance, or surround it with other KickStart varieties, you'll have an extra-long iris season to look forward to.
Iris germanica 'Champagne Elegance'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:32 - 36 inches
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Blooms late spring to early summer with a chance to rebloom in late summer to early fall.
Planting Instructions:Set rhizomes so bottom 1/2 is below ground-level, firm well and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:Mulch in colder climates, after the ground freezes. Remove mulch early in spring, before the new growth starts.
Growth Rate:Fast, once established.
Flower Color:orange, yellow, white
Flower Form:Classic Iris form.
Foliage Type:Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves in spring and summer, with some die-back in winter in colder climates.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems. In late fall, cut foliage to 6" fans. Remove plant debris to prevent borers from overwintering. After flowering, and cut foliage back in late fall.
Soil Requirement:Prefers well-drained soil, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs, do not overwater.
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