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Paprika Fono's Reblooming German Iris

Spice Up the Garden

  • 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.


For each offer ordered, get 1 KickStart™ Rhizome

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  • Botanical Name: Iris germanica 'Paprika Fono's'; Family Iridaceae (Iris Family)
  • Height: 35-37"
  • Spacing: 12-24"
  • Depth: Dig a shallow hole 2-4" deep and twice as wide as the rhizome. Place the rhizome on a small mound in the middle of this hole and spread the roots. Fill the hole with soil, but only partially cover the rhizome. Water thoroughly.
  • Spread: 12-24" Closer planting gives immediate effect, but iris will need thinning often.
  • Light Required: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Color: Burgundy with some purple and yellow
  • Foliage: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
  • Blooms: Late spring to early summer for about 2-3 weeks
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Form: Rhizomatous perennial
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower stems after flowering to promote reblooming. Cut back foliage to 6'' fans in late fall.
  • Size: #1 Rhizome
  • Comments: Unique coloration of warm maroon- purple flowers accents with light yellow highlights


Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
1A-4B 8/5 - 10/4
5A & 5B 8/5 - 10/4
6A & 6B 8/5 - 10/4
7A & 7B 8/5 - 10/4
8A & 8B 8/5 - 10/4
9A-10B 8/5 - 10/4
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Sep 30, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

Planting Success: Step by Step


Rhizome - Unboxing/Planting Delayed
Rhizome - Unboxing/Planting Delayed
Rhizome - Site Prep
Rhizome - Site Prep
Rhizome - Planting
Rhizome - Planting
Rhizome - Continued Care
Rhizome - Continued Care

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