Paul Hill answered your questions better than I could. I really don't
grow many rebloomers because it takes more effort to nurse them in this
climate than I have time for. WHAT AGAIN has a tendency to fade
(gracefully) as the blooms age which may account for some difference in
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Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 10:41
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] SDBs
Nice pics of the sdb's!
I have been meaning to respond to some of your posts since you are just a
hop ,skip and a jump away from Champaign, Illinois. I have relatively
little experience with SDB's since they don't do well down in my native
Texas. I too have What Again and was slightly concerned that I might not
be treating the plants right when I noticed differences in the colors and
patterns in the rebloom. The colors weren't as vivid and the falls seemed to
have faint streaking in them. The crazy thing bloomed three times the
first year I had it but then didn't do as well the second . We'll have to see
about this, the third year. Have you had the same experience with
reblooming SDB's? The only other rebloomers that I have had are
Eleanor Roosevelt, which will rebloom if you look at it funny, and
Immortality, which doesn't have any colors other than white with which to be
inconsistant. I am very curious to see what you have found.
I am currently on the road and I don't have a picture of the streaking I
am refering to with me. I guess I'll go ahead and post what I do have of What
Again. I am hoping that when I get home from this job in Colorado that
my SDB's will have grown quite a bit!
Greetings from a relatively near neighbor!