is a question that I believe Linda Smith asked a couple of weeks ago. If
she received an answer, I missed it. Since it is a mystery to me also, I
am repeating it. Why does an iris that is not a rebloomer occasionally
are two pictures I took in my selected seedling bed yesterday. Regular
bloom on these irises has been over for more than a month. The first I
have registered as Flight of Fairies. Its parentage is Pond Lily X
Cloudia. In the five years it has bloomed here, it has never done this
before. The holes in it are from a bird. The second is from
Carnival Song X Fancy Woman. I have had other irises which are not
rebloomers send up a single flower in the center of a fan in an off
season. I don’t like that. It just eliminates a rhizome, and
this particular seedling doesn’t make many of those.
some experienced iris grower can tell us why irises do this.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9
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