Tall Bearded Iris are a spring staple with classic, elegant blooms. And when they bloom in pastel tones, they perfectly match other much-loved pale spring colors in your garden. See some of our favorite soft-tone blooms in your garden this spring with KickStart™ Iris. Even a top-quality #1 rhizome may take a couple years of building energy before delivering years of reliable, low-maintenance perennial color. 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'll have an extra-long iris season to look forward to. Our Soft Classics Reblooming KickStart Iris Collection includes: City Lights, Pink Attraction and Champagne Elegance.
Iris germanica 'Champagne Elegance,' 'City Lights,' 'Pink Attraction'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:30 - 38 inches
Spread:12 - 24 inches
Spacing:15 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Blooms late spring to early summer. City Lights blooms mid to late spring. All are able to rebloom late summer to early fall.
Planting Instructions:Set the rhizomes so bottom half is below ground-level. In sandy soil, they should be covered 1-2".
Winter Care:Mulch in colder climates as needed. Remove in the spring.
Growth Rate:Fast once established
Flower Form:Typical iris-like
Foliage Type: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. Tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs, do not overwater.
Additional Information:Irises are best planted in full sun areas, especially the included Pink Attraction iris. This iris flowers best and gains stronger disease resistance when planted in full sun.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:
*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.