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Re: iris DIGEST V1 #1210
  • Subject: Re: iris DIGEST V1 #1210
  • From: Jill Gibson <gibb@wildblue.net>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:05:45 -0600

HI Francelle,  I'd love to know what kind of rebloom genetics you have,
too.  I'm on the Digest mode, so I'm responding a little late, but any
variety that can bloom 2 to 3 months would be a wonderful asset to my
gardens!  If any of you have some tips on these plants, I'd love to hear it,
Jill Gibson
NW Missouri
Zone 5
On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:45 AM, iris DIGEST <iris-owner@hort.net> wrote:

> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:33:10 -0700
> From: Francelle <fjmjedwards@q.com>
> Subject: RE: [iris] Re: HYB: rebloom genetics
> Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9
> Hello all geneticists,
> I still haven't had any comments on the type of rebloom I have been getting
> here in the unique southern Arizona climate.  I never get fall rebloom as
> it
> takes too long for the rebloomers to recover from temperatures above 100
> degrees F. that last  until late October.  I have to satisfy myself with TB
> irises that will give almost continual bloom for two to three months in the
> spring.  My Cloud Reflection, (Mesmerizer X Pink Champagne), will bloom
> from
> March 1 to May 20 as will about one fourth of its seedlings.  Mesmerizer
> will give about six weeks bloom in my garden.
> I also have a seedling from Wearing Rubies X Epicenter that will bloom for
> two months, and  my Coral Dancer, (Barbara My Love X Cast of Characters)
> has
> given me several very long blooming seedlings when crossed with Pink
> Champagne, though neither Coral Dancer or Pink Champagne have ever
> rebloomed
> here and have only normal bloom periods themselves.
> I wonder if some of you can tell my what type of rebloomers I am working
> with.
> Francelle Edwards

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