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Re: Another bloom report from Colorado

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Another bloom report from Colorado
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 11:02:15 +0000
  • References: <358FE16B.328E@worldnet.att.net> <>

ernie henson wrote:
> At 04:19 PM 6/23/98 +0000, you wrote:
> >Marte Halleck wrote:
> >>
> >> For those whose bearded iris season is over (or those in Oz experiencing
> >> Down Under winter), here's another bloom report from my mountain at
> >> 7,400' altitude. The 1st TBs of '98 (QUEEN DOROTHY & ENGLISH COTTAGE,
> >> both "rebloomers") opened on July 13th -- QD is "done" (it hasn't
> >> increased much from its single rz in '96) but EC has kept opening fresh
> >> flowers every few days. My other 6 "REs" have buds but, with one
> >> exception, aren't open yet.
> >>
> >> My modest collection of SDBs, which started 5/27, finished up last week
> >> -- most are purported rebloomers in Z. 4 so there's always hope for more
> >> color from the little guys. Last year, I had "sequential" bloom from a
> >> couple (JEWEL BABY & LITTLE SHOWOFF) immediately following the 1st but
> >> no sign of this, yet. THRICE BLESSED didn't bloom but I haven't a clue
> >> why -- it increased okay, was not moved last summer & appears healthy,
> >> just zero buds. Also non-blooming were BANBURY RUFFLES (just planted in
> >> early May) & an unnamed one that I planted very late last summer, so
> >> lack of flowers on these is not too surprising. GREY POUPON, GOLDEN
> >> CHILD, THIRD CHARM, LITTLE BLACK BELT & the aforementioned JB & LS all
> >> bloomed decently to vigorously this year.
> >>
> >> More TBs are opening dsily, both named & unnamed ones -- rich purple
> >> bitone ROYAL SUMMER (RE, Applegate '70) is towering over adjacent
> >> 'Zebra' (I. pallida variegata) with its 1st-ever lavender flowers in my
> >> garden. (Planted 4 years ago because of its striped leaves.) My reliable
> >> old variegata, which I think is HONORABILE, is flowering merrily -- I'm
> >> getting a piece of the actual HONORABILE from Lowell Baumunk next month
> >> so maybe next summer I will know for sure if I have a match.
> >>
> >> The many mystery iris planted last summer, from trades or friends or
> >> rescues, are beginning to flower. So far, I've got at least one clump of
> >> FLAVESCENS (De Candolle 1813)-- Anner, if you're reading this, I've seen
> >> this iris in enough gardens to be certain of I.D. so don't yell at me!
> >> I'm tickled to have this tough old iris, which copes with total neglect,
> >> overcrowding & severe weather & keeps on flowering. It's not drop-dead
> >> gorgeous but is pretty & will make a nice pale yellow companion for
> >> other old-timers that are bound to be among my Nameless Ones.
> >>
> >> Another historic which opened today is a purple bitone that looks very
> >> much like ALCAZAR (Vilmorin 1910) in the photo on the World Iris website
> >> (http://www.worldiris.com/public_html/Frame_pages/QFix.html)
> >> but it could also be AMBASSADEUR or RAMSES os something else altogether
> >> so I'm not rushing to attach a label. The are numerous buds on lots of
> >> other Nameless Ones so I'll enjoy finding out what they look like --
> >> sadly, the clump I rescued miles from anywhere in Bear Creek Canyon late
> >> last summer has no bloom stalks so I guess that's one mystery that will
> >> not be solved in '98.
> >>
> >> Iris-wise, a most exciting thing is occuring -- tons of buds on the
> >> several clumps of Siberians I got, unnamed, from a seed-trading friend
> >> in Virginia in '96. The bloom stalks are only about a foot tall & the
> >> buds are showing deep red-violet color at the moment but it will be a
> >> few days before I find out what the flowers actually look like. (The
> >> short height may be due to my dry, poor soil OR maybe this is just a
> >> shorty, don't know.) Last summer, I planted small but healthy clumps of
> >> CAESAR'S BROTHER & a white SI that arrived with no name but neither of
> >> these have developed bloom stalks -- I suspect that SIs will typically
> >> take a couple of years to "settle in" in my short-season area.
> >>
> >> That's it for the nonce -- I'll post more bloom info if there's interest
> >> & if John, who's been doing a spectacular job of keeping us in touch, is
> >> willing to re-post to the group. I suggest we re-name the List
> >> "JJones-L" if Iris-L stays non-functional much longer...
> >>
> >> Marte in the mtns       Zone 4/Sunset 1  Colorado
> >
> >Marte....I could send you a rz of RAMESIS if you are interested. Mine came
> from a reliable source and blooms according to description. We grow several
> REs but so far none save shown any signs of rebloom except DORCAS LIVES
> AGAIN which bloomed last week and will again several times before winter.
> (Want some of that one?)   Also, in bloom again is a SIB, labeled SNOW
> QUEEN, acquired from a club sale.  We have never had a SIB rebloom for us
> before. It was the first SIB to bloom and was only planted late last year.
> Usually we have to go through at least one season before we can expect
> newly planted SIBs to bloom. We are expecting a good rebloom year due to
> all the rain we've had this year.  Last year we grouped them together in
> one area so we could provide their requirements more advantageously and
> also to get a better show when they rebloom.          CREAM COCKATOO is a
> good one for foliage color, too.  It's an old iris but I don't know the
> date of intro.  WABASH is one of our favs that has been known to put up a
> rebloom stalk. We want to get DRADY this year and Ernie wants
> GOLDFISH....have no idea how well they grow in our area.  Tell you next
> year, I guess.          Ann Henson    In S. Central Illinois, Zone 5/6
> where there is weed work to be done.>
> >

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