Re: Red Reblooming TB's
> The first two reddish iris I grew were Lady Friend and Mulled Wine. I
> had heard more about the former and was pleased when it bloomed (two
> stalks the first year). When Mulled Wine bloomed I was enthralled by its
> better form and the way the bright beard set off the bloom. I could not
> at the time understand the hoopla for Lady Friend.
If I remember correctly Lady Friend won Queen of the Show here in the main
show in 1995. Although the rebloom is less reliable than some she averages 2
out of 3 years for me.
Dana Brown Lubbock, Texas Zone 7
Where the coldest it's ever been is -17 on 2/8/33 and the warmest it's
ever been is 114 on 6/27/94. Our average first freeze is November 3rd
and our average last freeze is April 9th. Our growing season is @ 208
days long with 164 of them clear.