Nice one, Will.
I never bought any iris for their rebloom, until
Chuck Chapman's SDB Forever Blue rebloomed in my garden in July 1999, during
the week we were moving here. I figured it was just a fluke. But
it's rebloomed here fairly consistently in July, and sometimes again in
The only others to consistently rebloom in July
and/or Sept are also Chuck's - SDB Autumn Jester, Blueberry Tart, Wizard of
Hope. SDB Ruby Eruption rebloomed last year, as did MDB Forever Violet;
both were about 5 year old clumps at the time. SDB Didgeridoo also
rebloomed here for the first time, last Sept.
Over the years, a few others have rebloomed, but
only once, so far: Siberians Dreaming Yellow and Butter n Sugar, SDB
Grape Cordial, MDB's Gold Canary, Glenwillow, Ditto, Bee Wings and Velvet
I often say I should build a bed just for
potential rebloomers, but I always run out of time somehow.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 7:28
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Immortality
x Apollo one
This cross was mainly about rebloom. Immortality x Apollo one.
Falls look to be slightly darker. This is maiden bloom. Haven't
checked to see if these are 2 stalks of the same clump, or siblings, but
they look identical, one more stalk to bloom, but I'm sure it's off the same
clump as the stalk on the right. 7 buds, little ridge at end of beard,
not enough to call a horn. Seems pretty vigorous, not much color.
Form is better than Immortality, but eh, well, let's see if it
Some damage from rain yesterday, severe weather rolling in this