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Re: rebloomers (classification)

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] rebloomers (classification)
  • From: Kitty Johnston <kitty@ojai.net>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 08:15:50 +0000

I too would be interested in the rebloomers.

storylade@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 10/14/01 9:04:15 AM Central Daylight Time, iris@syix.com
> writes:
> << I have 26 rebloomers blooming, with another 10 in bud.  It is almost as
> good
>  as Spring!!!!  Most I know are rebloomers but a few might me just because of
>  our wonderful fall weather. >>
> Brice,  In order for an iris to bloom in the fall it must carry the rebloom
> gene/genes.  The particular iris may (only ??) be a sporatic rebloomer
> (sometimes referred to as a California rebloomer), which only blooms when
> conditions are optimal--for instance your wonderful fall weather.
> IMHO, our problem with rebloom classification is not with calling any iris
> that fall blooms a rebloomer.  Rather, it is with the failure to break
> rebloom down into it's various classifications.  I, for one, would like a
> yard full of everbloomers.  Unfortunately, there are few irises that qualify
> as everbloomers in my zone 7 garden. More common are the cycle rebloomers,
> those that bloom reliably each fall, usually Sept, Oct, then into Nov. here.
> However, I love irises and I will take bloom whenever it chooses to grace my
> garden, even if it's repeat or sporatic rebloom.  Otherwise, I wouldn't be
> able to tell people about the fall that VICTORIA FALLS grew a stalk that
> looked like a bush.  I quit counting @ 18 buds.
> I would LOVE a list of the irises that are fall blooming for you.  Send it
> privately, if you think others might be bored, or consider it "politically
> incorrect".  Even an iris that is a sporatic rebloomer in California carries
> genes that might be helpful to broaden the rebloom base.
> Betty in BG KY zone 7 or 6.  I forget.  LIke I said, the above is my opinion.
>  Honest too!
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