Re: REB: different blooming times
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- Subject: Re: REB: different blooming times
- From: Arnold Koekkoek <Koekkoek@dordt.edu>
- Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 13:26:35 -0600 (MDT)
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> Subject: REB: different blooming times
> >Another thing you may find is that the irises don't really "rebloom," but
> >DO bloom at a time other than the "normal'' season. For instance--TOTAL
> >RECALL did not bloom in June for me, but it DID bloom early this month. I
> >will take the flowers whenever they want to appear!
> Does this happen with a lot of cultivars? Even though I am in a somewhat
> warmer climate than you, last spring Victoria Falls didn't bloom, but it did
> in autumn.
> It's possible, though, that this was just because it hadn't received the
> proper care and attention prior to spring, but did receive it in summer.
Rebloomers, so-called, have rarely done their act for me, and I
presume it is because I'm too far north (zone 4) to get the right
conditions most years. However, of the ones that have bloomed in the
fall, not one has ever bloomed in spring first: Queen Dorothy,
Feedback, Lichen, Genteel, Lo Ho Silver are the only ones I've had in
the 4 or 5 yr. of planting reputed rebloomers in Zone 4 that have
actually performed here. And it has always been "fall only." That
huge reblooming Recurring Dream, which Rick Tasco wrote about, is
most appealing, because in all honesty I must say that I probably
would not give these a second look if it were not for the fact that
they might bloom in the fall.
Arnold Koekkoek Home Ph. (712) 722-0724
Assoc. Prof. of History Off. Ph. (712) 722-6326
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