Re: Space-Agers for Eastern USA
>> Dear Virginia: I meant that my Space-Age seedlings have no SKY HOOKS in
>> them, -except those that have been bred from Monty's things, most of which
>> come from SKY HOOKS. Other outcrosses were made netween my best rebloomers,
>> such as RENOWN, NORTHWARD HO, and SUNNY DISPOSITION and Monty's MESMERIZER,
>> ROCK STAR.These obviously are out-crosses, with no parents the same .
>> As to rebloom for your area, I recommend CLARENCE, probably my best,
>> and such old reliable ones as IMMORTALITY, ENGLISH COTTAGE, I DO, PERFUME
>> For outstanding color I recommend JENNIFER REBECCA (ROSE-PINK), AMANDA ERIN
>> .(apricot-orange), and BLESSED ASSURANCE , a newIB in two tones of vivid
>> daffodil yellow. BABY BLESSED, an SDB, is still top of the RIS Symposium
>> for its class, and the newer BABY PRINCE in deep violet has been getting
>> some raves.
>> Donald and some of the growers who live near you could probably give
>> you some useful information about what does well in your area. PINK
>> ATTRACTION is very good in most places. Lloyd Zurbrigg in Durham NC
>Dear Lloyd - I'd love to have your recommendations for southeastern
>Michigan, Zone 5B or 4A. Thanks, Beth Metty, Munith MI
Dear Beth: In Michigan you will need those that give earliest rebloom.
IMMORTALITY is perhaps the best,,along with BABY BLESSED among the dwarfs.
ENGLISH COTTAGE does best of all for my niece and her husband in southern
Quebec province. It reblooms well (!) and gives lots of increase. CLARENCE
has been giving a lot of summer rebloom in various areas, including North
Carolina. I DO gives fairly early rebloom. AUTUMN BUGLER of Frank Jones is
very dependable. Earl Hall's PINK ATTRACTION is moderately early with
rebloom, and its parent, JEAN GUYMER gave me a lot of summer rebloom in
Radford, VA; admittedly, it is not much in the real of form. An older one
of mine that is excellent for early rebloom is SIGN OF LEO. The newer rose
on white plicata NORTHWARD HO was so named because it gave promise of doing
well in the north. If you can get a copy of the latest issue of The
Reblooming Iris Recorder, you will find the Symposium of Rebloom to be a
good guide for you. The varieties segregate the voting by Zones, so you can
see at once which are most likely to perform in Zone 4, for example.
Another early one of mine is SIGN OF VIRGO, but perhaps not quite so
earlier as those mentioned. Lloyd Zurbrigg in Durham NC , where we had only
token snow flurries today, while everone to the west, including Greensboro,
got lots of snow!