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Finishing School KickStart™ German Iris

Early Bloomer with Great Perfume

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  • flowering dateEarly flowering. (Mid spring)
  • hardiness zone4-9
  • height36 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship asKICKSTART TM RHIZOME
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • New KickStart™ Iris size guarantees first year flowers
This iris is all sweet scent and charming ruffles, and you'll be delighted at its return each spring. Bicolor really works well on the German Iris flower form and Finishing School is the perfect example of that. These pretty, delicate and contrasting tones are gorgeous together. In borders, containers and bouquets, Finishing School is sure to shine. Bred by the talented American Iris breeder, Rick Ernst.

The ever-popular German Iris has that classic elegance that makes a spring garden so strong. An easy-to-plant fall rhizome you can leave to chill overwinter and watch in spring as it burst up with tons of extravagant blooms. Give it well-drained soil and sunshine and you'll enjoy years of low-maintenance beauty and fresh spring bouquets. They can also be divided every few years for a bigger, more impressive display. Rarely bothered by deer.

Product Details

  • botanical nameIris germanica 'Finishing School'
  • flowering dateEarly flowering. (Mid spring)
  • flower colorPurple, Pink
  • flower form41/2" flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
  • foliage typeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateMedium
  • hardiness zone4-9
  • height36 inches
  • planting instructionsSet rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
  • pruningRemove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship asKICKSTART TM RHIZOME
  • soil requirementWell drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils. Avoid water-logged soils.
  • spacing15 - 18 inches
  • spread18 - 24 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • watering requirementAverage water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • winter careMulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.

Shipping Schedule

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:

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Select Iris & Daylilies
3A-4B 8/5/24 - 10/25/24
5A 8/5/24 - 10/25/24
5B 8/5/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 8/5/24 - 10/25/24
7A 8/19/24 - 11/8/24
7B 8/19/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 8/19/24 - 11/8/24
9A-10B 8/19/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A-6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A-10B: 11/4/24

    Finishing School KickStart™ German Iris
    Finishing School KickStart™ German Iris