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Finishing School KickStart™ German Iris

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Finishing School KickStart™ German Iris

Early Bloomer with Great Perfume
  • New KickStart™ Iris size guarantees first year flowers
This iris is all sweet scent and charming ruffles, and you'll be delighted at its return each spring. Bicolor really works well on the German Iris flower form and Finishing School is the perfect... Read More »
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 36 inches
  • Flowering Date Early flowering. (Mid spring)
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As KICKSTART TM RHIZOME
Availability: Out Of Season
SKU: #88957
Finishing School KickStart™ German Iris
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Product Description

This iris is all sweet scent and charming ruffles, and you'll be delighted at its return each spring. Bicolor really works well on the German Iris flower form and Finishing School is the perfect example of that. These pretty, delicate and contrasting tones are gorgeous together. In borders, containers and bouquets, Finishing School is sure to shine. Bred by the talented American Iris breeder, Rick Ernst.

The ever-popular German Iris has that classic elegance that makes a spring garden so strong. An easy-to-plant fall rhizome you can leave to chill overwinter and watch in spring as it burst up with tons of extravagant blooms. Give it well-drained soil and sunshine and you'll enjoy years of low-maintenance beauty and fresh spring bouquets. They can also be divided every few years for a bigger, more impressive display. Rarely bothered by deer.

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Iris germanica 'Finishing School'
  • Form: Perennial
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 inches
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing: 15 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Early flowering. (Mid spring)
  • Planting Instructions: Set rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
  • Winter Care: Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
  • Shipped: KICKSTART TM RHIZOME
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Shipping Season: Fall
  • Flower Color: Purple, Pink
  • Flower Form: 41/2" flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
  • Foliage Type: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • Resistance: Deer Resistant
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • Soil Requirement: Well drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils. Avoid water-logged soils.
  • Watering Requirement: Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • Additional Information: Parents: Sibling to 'Childhood Wish'.
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

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When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

2022 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Select Iris & Daylilies
1A-4B 8/8/22 - 10/28/22
5A 8/8/22 - 10/28/22
5B 8/8/22 - 10/28/22
6A & 6B 8/8/22 - 10/28/22
7A 8/22/22 - 11/11/22
7B 8/22/22 - 11/11/22
8A & 8B 8/22/22 - 11/11/22
9A-10B 8/22/22 - 11/11/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A-6B: 10/24/22
Zones 7A-10B: 11/7/22

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