Re: Repeat flowering/everblooming (?) TBs
Robert Swieca mentions...
>I've ssen references in magazines etc to TBs that are continuous bloom (3-4
>times per year) in warm climates. I'd like yo hear more on this subject,
>especially as I live in the eastern suburbs of sydney near the harbour which
>has a subtropical microclimate.
This is shameless pandering to a special interest...however, I have no
shame where that interest is concerned so here goes:
CRIMSON KING (Barr 1893) is a nearly ever-bloomer in climates such as
yours. It is a beautiful, rich, red-purple self of decidedly old (doggy!)
form, however it is a landscape iris beyond compare. It will grow and
flower in cracks in concrete ;-) and uses roundup for fertilizer.
It is widely sold and in the archives of this list is a posting of
suppliers of older iris. You can also find that list on the HIPS web page:
Mike Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Central Virginia, USA
USDA Zone 7A, pH-5.4, very sandy loam
185 to 205 frost free growing days per year