Re: rebloomers (classification)
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] rebloomers (classification)
- From: "R.J. Baynum" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 12:38:25 -0500
I am in zone 7 too.. and I have yet to see any re-bloomers..
None of mine have any genes? nor anyone else?
> In a message dated 10/14/01 9:04:15 AM Central Daylight Time, email@example.com
> << I have 26 rebloomers blooming, with another 10 in bud. It is almost as
> as Spring!!!! Most I know are rebloomers but a few might me just because of
> our wonderful fall weather. >>
> Brice, In order for an iris to bloom in the fall it must carry the rebloom
> gene/genes. The particular iris may (only ??) be a sporatic rebloomer
> (sometimes referred to as a California rebloomer), which only blooms when
> conditions are optimal--for instance your wonderful fall weather.
> IMHO, our problem with rebloom classification is not with calling any iris
> that fall blooms a rebloomer. Rather, it is with the failure to break
> rebloom down into it's various classifications. I, for one, would like a
> yard full of everbloomers. Unfortunately, there are few irises that qualify
> as everbloomers in my zone 7 garden. More common are the cycle rebloomers,
> those that bloom reliably each fall, usually Sept, Oct, then into Nov. here.
> However, I love irises and I will take bloom whenever it chooses to grace my
> garden, even if it's repeat or sporatic rebloom. Otherwise, I wouldn't be
> able to tell people about the fall that VICTORIA FALLS grew a stalk that
> looked like a bush. I quit counting @ 18 buds.
> I would LOVE a list of the irises that are fall blooming for you. Send it
> privately, if you think others might be bored, or consider it "politically
> incorrect". Even an iris that is a sporatic rebloomer in California carries
> genes that might be helpful to broaden the rebloom base.
> Betty in BG KY zone 7 or 6. I forget. LIke I said, the above is my opinion.
> Honest too!
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