Kathy Chilton Bearded Iris is bold in the color contrast between its standards and falls. It really stands out, even among other iris, so much so that it's won a whole host of awards! It's received the Honorable Mention and Award of Garden Merit from the American Iris Society, Rainbow Acres, and even the renowned Wister Medal. These blooms carry a slightly spicy fragrance that's nice in bouquets. Growing around 35" tall, it'll help fill out in the middle of a mixed iris border. Iris germanica 'Kathy Chilton'
Iris germanica 'Kathy Chilton'
Form:Set rhizome so bottom half is below ground-level, firm well and water thoroughly.
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Late midseason (Late spring)
Winter Care:Mulch in colder climates and remove mulch in spring before growth starts.
Growth Rate:Fast once established, which takes approximately 6-8 weeks.
Flower Color:Red, Yellow, Black
Flower Form:Ruffled, 4.5-5" flowers
Foliage Type:Fans of sword-like fans in spring and summer, some die back in winter in colder climates.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems. Cut back foliage to 6" fan in late fall. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering. After flowering and late fall/early winter.
Soil Requirement:Well drained soil. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Avoid water-logged soils.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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