Hi Chuck, just FYI FE did put up a fall stalk here
last year, to late to open but stalk of 26 in. with 6 buds were there when hard
frost in Mid november took it. Gives me hope that it can pass some
increased tendency to rebloom. Maybe wishful thinking, but the 08 Fe
seedling also holds out promise. I will keep you posted.
seems to be one of those iris that rebloom when it has an extended
period of warm weather while in a mature state. A class of rebloomers
that are basically "prefernial vernalization" as versus "Obligatory
These types will rebloom in Australia and
California, but not else where.
So breeding with it will
perhaps produce California rebloomers, but unles you live in a climate that
has an apropriate long warm growth period, it won't contribute much to a