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Despite that I have been working on clearing the Iris and other front and back yard plants for weeks I never noticed this Bearded Iris until this afternoon. How do they hide in plain sight? I hope that it opens. Xuling
This has been a really good fall and early winter for rebloom in my area. Lo Ho Silver has multiplied and just continues to bloom right into December and is full of buds now. Golden Immortal (not sure of ID) is shown from bloom last January!!! It's in multiple bud now for another winter showing. Sorry for guality of this photo but I'll try to get a new one this time around. bob
Looks like it's going to be a dark one. I love the dark colored ones. Your irises look so nice and healthy, with the leaves all nice and without any disease, and no weeds. I have to say you do a really good job with them!
Bob, that lo Ho Silver is know to be a good rebloomer, where it's happy. Good job there, too.
Yes, it has bloomed before, several years. but I have had to separate so many Bearded Iris and replant, and name tags get lost so I don't know what the name is. But here are two current pics. PS one large bed of the BI is smoothered with spots and isnt growing well. With all the rain I hate to spray them now, but I might be forced to. Xuling
The first pic shows a baby trying to grow right out of the base of the blooming flower. I do not remember ever seeing anything like this before. Is this normal? And the second pic is another with the same or another bee back gathering pollen. I watched it as long as it stayed with the flower. Xuling
Before I took this pic I picked off two dead bloomed flowers. I just can't imagine what is going through the BI's mind to be doing this in December and January. And another BI is trying, but I don't think will make it. Supposed to have temps of 30 tonight and 27, 27, 27, and 30 before it starts to warm up to 34. Every thing is covered up. Xuling
The cold got to the right stalk which has 4 flowers buds opening to some degree. But it is bent over and soft. Of course I threw 4 sheets of cold protection over them so they would bend due to the weight!! Here is the top flower on the left stalk. It has been opening up under the cold protectors. Xuling. You can see one of the drooping flowers of the right stalk in the middle of the right side of the photo.
It might be 'His Royal Highness'. Otherwise I do not know. With all the years of digging up clumps and separating and giving them away and replanting and then stepping on plastic names tags I do not know the names of most of them. My C/S are well organized (pretty well) but not the BI and I no longer even care about their names since I will never ever be able to sort them out. But boy do I enjoy them when the blooming starts!! Xuling