Vicki, I live in zone 8b in Texas and get very few
iris of any kind to rebloom for me. The one reliable rebloomer I have is Earl of
Essex (TB). Others that have rebloomed for me are Autumn Circus, Bountiful
Harvest, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sunny Disposition, and Winesap. I think all of these
Does anyone know anything about an iris called
Riverhawk? Is it a rebloomer? I have an iris that was labled Riversong a solid
blue TB. The iris I received is a neglecta. I saw a picture of Riverhawk online
and think it is the same as my Riversong. I think mine was probably mislabled. I
shared this iris with a friend and it rebloomed for her this year.
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Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 8:11
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Reblooming
Are any of you growing reblooming iris
that originated in the Pacific Northwest? We have several rebloomers
among our seedlings and I know Terry Aitken has some RE's on the
But since some of Terry's and all of ours are in the median class,
I rarely hear if they are reblooming in other areas. Nearly all the talk is in
regards to TB's although I believe someone spoke of reblooming SDB's.
Lady Emma (MTB) does rebloom in our area, however, it has never been in
class. It grows too tall and blooms are too large.
the majority of iris growers prefer TB's. They are huge, and I must say very
beautiful. I am enjoying the photos that Margie has been posting even
though I get to see them in person any time I choose during bloom
season. Keith lives only 30 miles from us. With such good pic's we
can enjoy them all year!!! Thank you Margie.
Please state the
area where you live, those of you who have a lot of rebloomers.
the Sutton's have quite a few as we have visited them in the winter
months. Their climate is very mild in the winter.
Hardiness Zone is 8B the same as Austin, Texas and Gainesville, Florida.
However, we do not have the summer rains or the high humidity as these
southern areas. Our summers are warm to hot and dry in mid July to well into
September. Today is October 13th and I enjoyed a round of golf in sunny 75
Please let me know the various areas you
folks live that have iris reblooming and whether TB's or Medians.