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Re: RE:HYB-Progress in Reblooming iris

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] RE:HYB-Progress in Reblooming iris
  • From: "Colleen Modra" <irises@senet.com.au>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 16:12:30 +1030

A question re rebloom, I have a number of supposed reblommers that have
never reblommed for me, whereas many others do. Some people have told me
that they had for eg Victoria Falls which never rebloomed, then they got a
piece of it from someone else (for whom it rebloomed) and that piece then
rebloomed in their garden whereas the old stock still never did. Any else
have any exsperience of this????

Colleen Modra
Adelaide Hills
South Aust

----- Original Message -----
From: Gerry Snyder <gerrysnyder@mediaone.net>
To: <iris-talk@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] RE:HYB-Progress in Reblooming iris

> Judy Eckhoff wrote:
> >
> > .
> > I have very good luck with rebloomers if the weather co-operates !!!!
> > around here never have rebloom, wonder why ???
> Let us try not to be overly proud of our gardening skills.   <vbg>
> For me Mesmerizer gives a solid five months of bloom per year. For
> several others within just a few miles of me it gives normal springtime
> bloom and that is it. And these folks are MUCH better gardeners than I
> am. Microclimates, trace nutrients, and who knows what else are factors.
> After all, reblooming is abnormal. An iris usually needs some chilling
> (cold and/or short days) and warming (warm and/or longer days) to bloom.
> When we get rebloom and neighbors don't, it could be that we get just
> enough more of one of these triggers than they do to cause rebloom. For
> me I'm sure it's something like this. For you and Waltah, though, more
> appropriate care seems likely.
> Gerry, looking forward to Amethyst Winter opening in a day or so
> --
> mailto:gerrysnyder@mediaone.net
> Gerry Snyder, AIS Director & Symposium Chair, Region 15 RVP
> Member San Fernando Valley, Southern California Iris Societies
> in warm, winterless Los Angeles--USDA 9b-ish, Sunset 18-19
> my work: helping generate data for: http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov/
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