5-in. lightly ruffled flowers
Blooms in mid-spring
Reblooms in late summer
Grows 36-in. tall
Plant in full sun to part shade
Uniquely colored iris adds warm color to the garden when it blooms in mid spring. The 5-in., lightly ruffled, reddish-brown petals have a creamy yellow center and bright orange beards. Cut a few flowers for an indoor arrangement or enjoy in the garden. Reblooms in late summer to early fall. Grows 36 in. tall with a 12-24 in. spread. An easy, showy perennial to grow, German or bearded iris are drought and deer resistant. Generations of gardeners have loved iris for their elegance and easy care. Ideal for sunny borders, rock gardens, naturalized areas and perennial flower beds. Plants can be divided every 3-4 years. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Bareroot. Zones 4-9.
Paprika Fono is available as #1 rhizome of a larger, KickStart™ size. A top-quality #1 rhizome may take a couple years before delivering perennial color. However, KickStart Iris rhizomes are bigger than the industry’s top grade, and will produce blooms in the first year–guaranteed. Plus, they’re already developing more stems for year two… or divide and share them with a friend.
Iris germanica ‘Paprika Fono’s’
Spacing: 15 – 18″
Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Color: Reddish-brown, yellow and white
Size: #1 Rhizome
Blooms: Mid Spring, Late Summer, Fall
Flower Form: 5″ flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
Soil Requirements: Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Growth Rate: Medium
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.
Foliage: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.