Catch the sweet scent of Halloween Halo in bloom and follow it to a beautiful garden show—the intricate etching across these ruffled petals beg for a closer look. The best news? You'll get to experience these lovely blooms during Halloween Halo's first spring in your garden. Even a top-quality #1 rhizome may take a couple years of building energy before delivering perennial color. Our new, exclusive 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 Halloween Halo, or surround it with other KickStart varieties, you'll have an extra-long iris season to look forward to.
Iris germanica 'Halloween Halo'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:24 - 36 inches
Spread:12 - 15 inches
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Mid to late spring; with possible reblooming in late summer to early fall.
Planting Instructions:Set the rhizomes so bottom 1/2 is below ground-level. In sandy soil, they should be covered 1-2".
Winter Care:In colder climates, mulch the first winter to prevent heaving of plants from alternate freezing and thawing weather.
Growth Rate:Fast once established.
Flower Color:yellow, white
Flower Form:Typical Iris-like
Foliage Type:Herbaceous, Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems to encourage reblooming. In late fall, cut foliage to 6" fans. Clean up debris to prevent borers from overwintering.
Soil Requirement:Well drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.