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. There's more good news. Even a top-quality #1 rhizome may take a couple years of building energy before producing perennial color, but this is a KickStart Iris. That means you're guaranteed to enjoy this stunning flower color even in year one. Plus, they're already developing more stems for year two... or divide and share them with an envious friend. We only selected reblooming iris varieties for this series, so no matter if you create a mass planting of Paprika Fono's, or surround it with other KickStart varieties, you'll have an extra-long iris season to look forward to.
Iris germanica 'Paprika Fono's'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:34 - 38 inches
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Blooms very early to early spring (late February through March) with possible reblooming in late summer to early fall
Planting Instructions:Set rhizomes so bottom 1/2 is below ground-level, firm well and water thoroughly. In sandy soil, they should be planted 1-2" deep.
Winter Care:None, except to mulch in colder climates the first winter.
Growth Rate:Fast once established.
Flower Color:red, yellow, purple
Flower Form:5" flowers with fan-shaped petals
Foliage Type:Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems after flowering. Cut back foliage to 6" leaf fans in late fall.
Soil Requirement:Well drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils although.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs, do not over water.
Additional Information:Iris benefit from digging up and dividing every 3-4 years. This will help the health of the iris and promote strong blooming.
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