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Igrowinpa
Beaver Falls, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2012
11:25 AM

Post #9205048

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

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 14, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9205305

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.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9205362

I had a sib just re bloom, too, but none of my bearded.
Igrowinpa
Beaver Falls, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 21, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9213914

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

Linda
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 22, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9214213

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

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 22, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9214283

I f you would grow a median, try IB Champagne Encore.
carolmo
Olathe, KS
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2012
6:37 AM

Post #9228006

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

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 3, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9228124

Once it gets settled in, Immortality is very reliable.
Igrowinpa
Beaver Falls, PA
(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2012
6:55 PM

Post #9228790

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.

caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

September 4, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9264611

I have buds on IB Low Ho Silver, and that one was divided and moved in early summer!
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9264854

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
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

September 7, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9268017

Yes it has. Blooms twice a year and increases rapidly.
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9269050

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
Igrowinpa
Beaver Falls, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9269097

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

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 8, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9269262

Winterberry gardens has a list of rebloomers & what zones the repeat. I think that they are out of catalogs for the year.
carolmo
Olathe, KS
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9269336

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?
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2012
5:13 AM

Post #9269621

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
Igrowinpa
Beaver Falls, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9270141

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
d_lilly
Vandalia, IL

October 9, 2012
8:20 PM

Post #9301139

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 :) !
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2012
5:59 AM

Post #9301333

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
Igrowinpa
Beaver Falls, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 10, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9301357

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
Mitt
Philadelphia, PA

October 12, 2012
4:46 PM

Post #9303473

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
Igrowinpa
Beaver Falls, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 13, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9303985

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.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

October 13, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9304230

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

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2012
3:29 AM

Post #9310300

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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Igrowinpa
Beaver Falls, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9316066

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

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2012
3:45 AM

Post #9334449

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.
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2012
5:29 AM

Post #9334494

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

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9334501

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

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

November 16, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9334629

Try SDB 'Forever Blue' (Chapman) to aid in short iris rebloom. I rebloomes in Manitoba.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9334639

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.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9334653

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.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

November 16, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #9334801

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

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 23, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9340421

My Thanksgiving rebloomers
The first one is Earl of Essex

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 23, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9340480

What a beautiful surprise.
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 23, 2012
12:12 PM

Post #9340610

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

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 23, 2012
3:15 PM

Post #9340720

hummm ... I forgot !

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 24, 2012
4:22 AM

Post #9341073

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

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crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #9341084

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

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 24, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9341087

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.

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 24, 2012
6:09 AM

Post #9341109

ge1836
I think you may be right.
My Iris looks like the ones in your pictures:Baby Blessed

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

November 24, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9341150

But is it a dwarf iris, which Baby Blessed is.

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 24, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9341443

yes, my yellow iris is dwarf.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 24, 2012
6:45 PM

Post #9341624

I have a yellow iris, Harvest of Memoiries blooming at this time. I cut the blooms yesterday so that they don't get frozen tonight. They're making the house smell delicious.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 24, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9341634

Here is Harvest of Memories before I cut it, Ziggy, and then the bucket of irises that I cut yesterday to save from the freezing temperatures that we're getting this weekend. This is the best reblooming season I've ever had. I'll have to see what the blue buds turn out to be. The tag got stepped on, and disappeared when the garden was getting the winter clean up.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2012
2:51 AM

Post #9341761

I am not sure the iris pictured is Harvest of Memories.
I checked mine and mine isnt either after seeing it on Google.
HoM is all yellow/TBI.

This is googles #1
#2 is what the iris guy told me was HoM, but it has a blue beard.
sorry about the duplicate

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crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 25, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #9341822

I would say, JoAnn, that your first pic is labeled correctly as HOM. The second pic is unfamiliar to me, but it sure is a" looker",I'd sure like to have one! I love blue/purple beards. I'm going to do some looking later to see if I can get a handle on that one! And that "bucket full of Iris" is the neatest thing! I just planted Ziggy" this year, and I sure hope it does well here, but I'm afraid I'm a little to cold here for it to rebloom...Arlyn
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 25, 2012
7:21 AM

Post #9341877

The first picture in the post ending with 634 is th Harvest of Memories bud in the garden, the second picture is Ziggy in the garden, blooming for the first time, and the third picture with the bucket has HoM, Ziggy, and blue iris buds. Annette

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9341878

I simply dont know where that image of HOM with a bluebeard came from.Its not mine.I was prompted to try and ID the rest of the noid iris from that guy.
I found GypsyRomance that has been a noid for 3 years.The GR I dug this year,budded on a row labeled GR bloomed blue I have another noid now just when I was thinking I was making headway on the Borglum iris farm diggers.
This is what bloomed ,not GR.
Its really pretty.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 25, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9341881

That's one gorgeous bloom, I love the color. It's unfortunate that we sometimes receive incorrectly labelled tubers/rhizomes from vendors. I had that happen with iris Romantic Evening, and to this day I don't know which iris I was sent, but I still like it.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9341899

I wish I could give up this obsession to label all the Borglums dug iris from the past 3 years.
It is something my mind goes to when I'm bored,like a little job left undone.It just naggs at me.


The NOID's I have are from an iris farm where I dig every spring. Lables didnt matter to me in 2009.Now its a mission to find the names.
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 25, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9342136

Jo Ann, have you tried showihg a picture of your NOIDs to the place you dug them? If it was a case of one clump encroaching on another, they may be able to tell you what it is. I did some looking for whites,tinged yellow, with blue beards, and the only one I found was"Hi", by Byers, it's an IB, and does rebloom. Bluejay has a pretty good pic, see what you think?!...That blue looks familiar to me, I'll think on it...Arlyn

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #9342144

Arlyn, This iris farm has been in business for ages. He does some hybredizing but for the most part just has acres of iris.
His website hasnt changed in 10 years.He just isnt into promotion on a grand scale just word of mouth.
The lore is Borglums is where you can go in spring and dig clumps of iris for $7.00 a clump. I go on a week day because on Sunday the road is lined with cars for a mile in both directions.
I hate crowds.
I went one year and bought a clump that divided into 4 nice pieces.It was just id'd as Zambisi.

Most of his rows are labled but as you said clumps crossover.The other issue is I go with a friend and our stuff got a bit mixed. She might have my Gypsy Romance.
Photo is Zambisi

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crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 26, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9342783

Hi, Well, JoAnn, I went to Borglums website...WoW! Wish I lived closer! Sounds like a great place to do business. Looks like a person could end up with anything from un-named seedling plants to older named cultivars to new intros! No wonder you've got some NOIDs!...Arlyn

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9342808

O K.These are pix I took of the farm in 2011.
He had 62 acres but is getting to the point where he wanted to scale back and sold some. He also grows beautiful Siberians and Peonies.
These are not-to-great pix. They were small and resizing didnt do them any good

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crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 26, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9342874

WOW!!...Arlyn

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2012
9:08 AM

Post #9342881

He is legend for the clumps at $7 bucks. Sometimes I dig just one tri-rizome but its bigger than the average purchase online.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 29, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9345210

I have Seneca Creamsicle and Seneca Pink Delight. They are very vigorous growers and have sturdy stems that don't fall over. I bought them from Dana and Sylvia at a local club auction.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 29, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9345263

I have Seneca Pink Delight and your growth news is good news.
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 29, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9345266

Both are very pretty!...Arlyn

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

November 29, 2012
7:40 AM

Post #9345323

Looks like good branching, where the buds will turn into open flowers which don't interfere with each other.

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