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.
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
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
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
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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