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{Disarmed} Re: "Las Vegas" RE blooming now in N. AZ

  • Subject: [PHOTO] {Disarmed} [iris-photos] Re: "Las Vegas" RE blooming now in N. AZ
  • From: "Linda Smith" irisgrower@cableone.net
  • Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 15:42:05 -0700

-------Original Message-------
Date: 10/13/06 20:33:54
Subject: [SPAM] Re: [iris-photos] Re: Reblooming iris & PHOTO of FROZEN FLAME
HI Vicki,
I live in Oro Valley, Arizona zone 8B.  In contrast to you though our summers ARE Very HOT - triple digits, and from early July to early September are wet and rainy (monsoon season) then usually we have pretty mild winters.
Some TB's will rebloom here.  Medians rarely grow and bloom here even in the spring, yet alone rebloom...........one exception to the rule:  Low Ho Silver will bloom in spring and REBLOOM in the fall.
Off the top of my head - Earl of Essex, Duke of Earl, Lichen, Luminosity, Autumn Circus, Zurich, River Pearl, Sky Queen, Halloween Halo, Eggnog, Broadway, Clarence, Viva Mexico, City Lights, Frozen Flame, Holy Night, Hemstitched, Raspberry Frost, Again and Again, Pure as Gold, and Spring Jade.  (all TBs). There may be a couple of others - I just can't think of them right now.
And - Walker Ross - an arilbred - readily reblooms in the fall.
Here is what Frozen Flame (rebloomer) looks like.
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 6:11 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Reblooming iris

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 market.
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.

I understand 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.

I know the Sutton's have quite a few as we have visited them in the winter months.   Their climate is very mild in the winter.

Our USDA 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 degree weather. 

Please let me know the various areas  you folks live that have iris reblooming and whether TB's or Medians.

Thank you,

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