This outstanding variety delivers all the warm hues of a Brooklyn brownstone in autumn, but at a surprising time of year—early spring. It's not your usual spring palette, so it'll easily set your garden apart. Plus, these warm tones really warm up the look of a sunny day in the garden. Paprika is a reblooming iris variety, so no matter if you create a mass planting, or surround it with other iris varieties, you'll have an extra-long iris season to look forward to.
Iris germanica 'Paprika Fono's'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:15 - 18 inches
Flowering Date:Mid spring, may rebloom late summer to early fall
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.
Flower Color:Red, Yellow, White
Flower Form:5" 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.
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.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR VI
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