Branching out from spring pastels? This warm-toned darling has got you covered. It's an intermediate iris, which means it'll grow to a mature height somewhere between a dwarf and tall bearded iris. Great news if you want a mixed-iris border, you can create easy levels with dwarf varieties down front, tall bearded iris in the back and bring that show to life with Red Hot Chili's wild bicolor in the middle. And there's more good news; you'll see these lovely blooms during Red Hot Chili'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 you can surround it with other KickStart™ varieties, and you'll have an extra-long iris season to look forward to. Iris germanica 'Red Hot Chili'
Iris germanica 'Red Hot Chili'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Early midseason flowering. Reblooms late summer/fall. (Mid spring, reblooming in late summer-fall)
Planting Instructions:Set rhizomes so bottom half is below ground level. In sandy soil they can be planted 1-2" deep. Firm 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:Fast once established
Flower Color:red, yellow
Flower Form:Classic Iris-like, very showy, 4" in size
Foliage Type:Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Pruning:Prompt removal of spent flower stems will promote the reblooming for later in the season. Cut the foliage back to 6" fans in the late fall. Clean up plant debris to prevent borers from over wintering. After flowering and late fall/early winter
Soil Requirement:Prefers well drained swoil, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Normally not needed. Water when soil is dried out.
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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*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.