Hot-toned iris really make a spring border sizzle, and if you get KickStart rhizomes, they'll turn up the heat right in year one! 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 Spicy Hot Reblooming KickStart™ Iris Collection includes: Blatant, Halloweek Halo and Paprika Fono's.
Iris germanica 'Blatant,' 'Halloween Halo,' 'Paprika Fono's'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:34 - 38 inches
Spread:12 - 24 inches
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Blooms mid to late spring. Paprika Fono's blooms very early to early spring. All three can rebloom in 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.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.
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.