Re: bloom success 40 - 60%
> The first TB of the season (other than one stalk of pallida) - Jesse's Song.
> The good news is that about half of the TB varieties have bud stalks....
> The bad news is that about half don't have any sign of buds ...
> biggest disappointment - neither CELEBRATION SONG (which looks great -
> healthy, good growth, no sign of any kind of distress) nor BOOGIE WOOGIE
> (which looks sort of good) has any sign of bud. Typical year, I guess.
> HIPS is sounding better and better.
Don't give up hope!!!
The iris season is strange. In winterless southern California
(more so than usual this year) I had significant bloom in late
February, I'm still getting a good number of new stalks, and a
few have not done anything yet (but I bet many of them will).
Your garden's performance may surprise you.