Rebloomers for Zone 4
Several requested the list of zone 4 reblooming iris which Dr.
Garland Bare recommended to our Siouxland Iris Society when he spoke
a couple years ago. What I'm giving you here is not from a printed
list but from the notes I took at the meeting, so I'm including any
of the commeents, color notes, etc., that I also wrote at the time.
And while I'm at it, I'll star* the ones that have either bloomed in
my garden or of others in our club. We all live within a 45 mile
radius of Sioux City, IA.
*Violet Returns *Golden Encore *Queen Dorothy
*Grape Adventure *Lichen Cross Stitch
*Autumn Bugler Royal Summer *Hemstitched
Jennifer Rebecca Sunny Shoulders Bonus Mama
Now & Later (pink) July & Aug
Peach Jam (Ensminger)
Champagne Elegance (likes deep & new soil)
Immortality (Zurich, its child, has even better flower)
Harvest of Memories (orange)
Sugar Blues (so fragrant, too tall & stalks fall over)
Grace Thomas (very ruffled; erratic)
Heaven's Bounty Miss Scarlett (not dependable)
I Bless *Low Ho Silver
Concoction (pink w/blue cast; July to October)
MTB Lady Emma
Golden Child Baby Blessed (not as reliable as G. C.)
Smell the Roses (crowds itself out)
Jewel Baby (black)
Flower Shower-----These last 2, if no rebloom,have long spring season.
I hope this will be useful, or at least informative. Dr. Bare also
gave a number of sources for rebloomers, two of which were Lloyd
Zurbrigg (Avonbank Gardens) and Clarence Mahan (The Iris Pond) so I
guess he's well-known to you men, too.
Zone 4, NW Iowa