Buds coming up on rebloomer already!

Beaver Falls, PA(Zone 6a)

This is some year. We have had some of the hottest temperatures in June and early July that we've ever had before, and are in desperate need of rain. We've not had a nice stready rain since May. All we get is a pop up shower and I don't think we've had more than two or three of those since late May. The rain goes above and below us, when I watch the radar. I'm seeing things I've never seen before. I have mums that are blooming already and today, I saw a rebloom scape coming up on Immortality.

I've been growing rebloomers for some time and I don't remember seeing rebloom this early-ever. We water all of our flowers twice a week to keep them alive, but you know that we can't do for our plants what mother natures rain can.

Anyone else have rebloom this early?

Linda

South Hamilton, MA

Having got rid of Immortality, we no longer have rebloom. A siberian iris did a 'repeat ' bloom. *Harbor Mist'. First time that particular iris repeated.

Hannibal, NY(Zone 6a)

I had a sib just re bloom, too, but none of my bearded.

Beaver Falls, PA(Zone 6a)

While cutting grass today, I saw rebloom flowers open on Juris Prudence. That's two different rebloomers open here.

Linda

Lyndon, IL(Zone 5a)

Hi,! Lucky you! We're puting in a dedicated rebloomer bed this year to make culture a little easier, so I don't know if any of ours will re-bloom.( Moved right after spring bloom-weathers hot and terribly dry). We've grown immortality for years(at least its SUPPOSED to be immortality!)and it's NEVER rebloomed for us! Earl of essex is our best performer,usually.....Arlyn

South Hamilton, MA

I f you would grow a median, try IB Champagne Encore.

Olathe, KS(Zone 5a)

I cannot believe it - Immortality has bloomed. My garden is barely alive from this heat and drought - but I have a bloom!

South Hamilton, MA

Once it gets settled in, Immortality is very reliable.

Beaver Falls, PA(Zone 6a)

There are even seed pods left from the flowers on Immortality. I don't always get them and with this miserable hot and dry weather, I'm surprised to see them there.

McGregor, IA(Zone 4b)

I have buds on IB Low Ho Silver, and that one was divided and moved in early summer!

Lyndon, IL(Zone 5a)

Hi,! I just planted" Low Ho Silver" this year, Has it performed well for you? You're not that far north of us, in fact, we camp at pikes peak several times a year, usually. Arlyn

McGregor, IA(Zone 4b)

Yes it has. Blooms twice a year and increases rapidly.

Lyndon, IL(Zone 5a)

Hi,! That's good to know. So many of the vendors seem to use a lot of "wishful thinking" when it comes to rebloom zones! And there are a lot who don't list any. I tend to plant the rebloomers, even with a high zone #, you never Know!...Arlyn

Beaver Falls, PA(Zone 6a)

I had started this thread the middle of July and Immortality is still reblooming, sending up one or two stalks at a time. I'm really enjoying it this year.

Linda

South Hamilton, MA

Winterberry gardens has a list of rebloomers & what zones the repeat. I think that they are out of catalogs for the year.

Olathe, KS(Zone 5a)

I still have blooms on Immortality - over a month later. What a plant. I had tons of this at old house and seldom had rebloom in great weather. Guess this one loves heat and drought?

Lyndon, IL(Zone 5a)

Hi,! Yeah, Winterberry is one of the best ones, in fact, I guess their "specialty" is rebloomers. The reblooming Iris Soc. has "reports" on their site, which is nice. I,m still searching for info on some of the old, historic ,rebloomers(,as far as zone, that is). The best info, I think, comes from others in similar climates.We can learn a lot from our fellow gardeners!..Arlyn

Beaver Falls, PA(Zone 6a)

The one thing I've learned about growing reblooming irises is that there is no real guaranteed reblooming iris. Even if an iris is listed as reblooming in a particular zone from the list on the Reblooming Iris Society website or a sellers website - one of mine came from Sutton Irises I think, the weather seems to dictate if you will see rebloom that year. Last year, we had so much rain in the spring, we were joking about building an ark. I had tons of leaf spot and leaf die back. I even lost rhizomes to rot and was surprised I didn't lose more plants than I did. Not much in the way of rebloom last fall either. The iris plants, both rebloomers and spring bloomers looked just awful.

This year, we had such a dry, hot June and July with little rain- weeks of high 80 and 90's temperatures and NO rain. But, the irises look great! My irises regrew all the leaves they lost last year. And I had what I'd call normal bloom in the spring. Not sure what I expect to see here in the way of rebloom this fall, but at least it's been cooler in August and Sept. with a bit of rain now and then. So far, I've only had rebloom on Juris Prudence and Immortality but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get rebloom on a few more.

Linda

Vandalia, IL

i have immortality and city lights and pure as gold reblooming now..our frost hasnt hurt them,,yet...I may have 2 more ,,ill know soon :) !

Lyndon, IL(Zone 5a)

Hi,! That's great! I keep checking mine, but so far, no go! Thought I spotted the start of a stalk on Earl of Essex, but I guess it was wishful thinking on my part....Arlyn

Beaver Falls, PA(Zone 6a)

Another rebloom on Juris Prudence has started. Immortality is still rebloomng, and Lo Ho Silver has now started too. We had frost for two of the last three nights here. So far, the blooming has continued in spite of the weather.

Linda

Philadelphia, PA

Linda, I have "Daughter of Stars" putting on quite a show for the past 3 weeks. It bloomed from May into July and its back for it's second showing of the year now. We're supposed to drop down to 29 in the area tonight

Beaver Falls, PA(Zone 6a)

COLD here too, Mitt. I've been surprised that Juris Prudence and Immortality keep going in spite of the low night time temperatures! I'll have to look up Daughter of Stars to see what it looks like. I just received 3 new rebloomers in trade so I'm anxious to get them in the ground and hope to see them next year.

Saginaw, MI

My sister has a "Gibson Girl" iris that is in bloom as we speak!! That thing just keeps going on and on!!!

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I cut Twiggy to keep the second bloom buds from freezing.It bloomed in the house and now there are secondary buds on the stem.
I also noticed a second stem on the plant in the garden.I dont have big clumps of the rebloomers ,just a little yellow I thought was Baby Blessed but someone said no.

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Beaver Falls, PA(Zone 6a)

Plum Wine has started to rebloom, new buds coming up on What Again, and Sugar Blues. Too bad I won't get to see them, with Sandy coming up the coast and playing havoc with our weather. I've seen predictions that we could get up to 3 inches of snow here early next week - sigh. I knew winter weather was coming, but I wasn't prepared for it this soon. Right now it's sunny and 74 degrees. Hard to believe that it's going to change to winter here that fast! Hope everyone on the east coast has "battened down the hatches".

Linda

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I see by the date on my last pix of Baby Blessed its been nearly a month and they are still blooming despite heavy frosts and some light snow.
That iris has to be the most tenacious and hardy of any.

Lyndon, IL(Zone 5a)

That's great, JoAnn! You must have the "touch". We've had 2 nights that hit 19 fow a low, so I've "given up"on mine for the year. Arlyn

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I have about 3 or 4 reblooming iris but only 2 have ever rebloomed,Baby Blessed is the most vigerous.

South Hamilton, MA

Try SDB 'Forever Blue' (Chapman) to aid in short iris rebloom. I rebloomes in Manitoba.

Hannibal, NY(Zone 6a)

Anything that Mr Chapman has that's a rebloomer should do well here.

I have Forever Blue, Jo, and it does rebloom here. I'll share.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Great wilh me.I am slowly finding places where iris thrive instead of shrivvle up due to poor drainage.
Its too early to give up on my new ones.I will be relieved when May comes and they are happy campers.

South Hamilton, MA

yes, bearded irises don't like wet feet. ok on siberians & japanese, but not during winter.

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

My Thanksgiving rebloomers
The first one is Earl of Essex

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

What a beautiful surprise.

Lyndon, IL(Zone 5a)

Wow! They sure look nice! What's the yellow?...Arlyn

Irving, TX(Zone 8a)

hummm ... I forgot !

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

The only yellow rebloomer I know is Baby Blessed
This one isnt completely open

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Lyndon, IL(Zone 5a)

Is BB still blooming for you, JoAnn? All of mine are done for the year, lots of buds and stalks, but too cold to finish....Arlyn

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Arlyn Ohhhh yesssss they are really done and looking so pathetic. Its snowing here,Lake effects are snow showers with dark clouds and blue sky patches.Really bitter winds and chill12* no plants are doing anything until March.I'll start looking at increases to see bud stems then.Only 4 months to go.

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