Repeat bloomer?

qualicumcountryJune 16, 2014

This iris has just finished blooming and new flowers are opening on the same stem - one each for each previous bloom. Thought repeat bloomers were season to season. Could it be continuous bloomer? Would love to find out more about this iris. It's about 18-24" tall. The colors are quite pale, very feminine looking.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

It is called double socketed blooms. I only have one that consistently has 3 double sockets. Love 'em.

You're right. A rebloomer usually sends up a new stalk several months later (in the right conditions). But there are some that do it more quickly. Often labeled everbloomers. Sorry I don't have names. The only one I remember that kept producing new stalks was 'Amour'. A pastel peachy-pink with white falls edged peachy-pink. Don't know if it repeated in the fall.

Yours is wonderful! Edith Wolford has those colors but is usually much taller.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 9:59PM
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qualicumcountry

Thank you so much for your help! This is an established yard with tons of plants, but they are new to me - just moved here 1 year ago. I've never heard of double socketed blooms and truly appreciate the information. I'll look up Edith Wolford - most of the plants here were uncared for and are just beginning to emerge from what was a weedy mess. Perhaps this iris has not been able to reach it's full height - with a little more care it may become more robust in the following years. Amour sounds truly lovely - I'll see if I can find that one to add to the beds.
Thanks again - you rock!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 5:07PM
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