Return to the Iris Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Posted by gardenofeden777 8a central Louisiana (My Page) on
Wed, May 1, 13 at 4:58

Helen Collingwood blooming as a flattie here. She's not registered as a rebloomer but does rebloom in my garden. Also before I knew better I had her planted in my shade garden. And the only difference in performance was it was a little less vigorous but still bloomed beautifully and rebloomed. I have 2 large clumps of it and when one finishes blooming I will put that one in my shade garden again.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Helen Collingwood regular bloom.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Cloud Ballet

This iris changes colors with the temperature changes. The warmer it would be the bluer it would be, I have a lot of blues & purples and there are most certainly iris that are true blue in my garden. Possibly the soil determines the difference in shade variances also. This iris could be the color of mud and I promise you it's sweet wafting scent would be enough to earn it a place in anyones garden. It's a keeper, one I can never imagine getting rid of due to it's wonderful fragrance. It perfumed my gardens 25 feet away. Too bad I can't make the pic a scratch & sniff.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Condottiere - Historic

A magnificently beautiful iris. One of my favorites, and indeed it is blue. I recall someone not liking iris whose falls stick out but every single bloom was perfect and I loved that these stuck out. Somehow with this iris it is just so fitting. Very floriferous and continually looked like a bouquet on a stalk. As each bloom was perfectly spaced from the next so each opened without interference from the others.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Condottiere bouquet view


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Abundant Sunshine another beauty, about the same height as Persian Berry so a good front of the border plant. Stunning & perfectly spaced blooms on this one also.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Abundant Sunshine in a garden shot.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Double Your Fun - IB


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Afternoon Delight - very adequately named in the late afternoon it has a wonderfully sweet fragrance that wafts. It has a myriad of colors in it as well and is very beautiful.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Black Flag, definitely not black here or even close to it but none-the-less a very richly colored purple iris that draws you in.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Demi deuil - Historic

I'll add more to this post again later today. Hope you enjoyed the pics. A word for the other southern iris growers, most are doing fantastic here. The only one that definitely hated the south (as it had the best spot in the iris garden) was Copper Classic. It kept getting bacterial soft rot due to the heat and humidity. But out of over 400 it is the only one that has done that so far. I'll give the iris one more full year before I definitively say you can pretty much grow any one you want even in the deep south.

Rena'


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Beautiful! Wonderful garden shot...and I enjoyed your comments on each one very much...its like I was able to take a walk with you through your gardens. Thank you for taking the time to share. Ann


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

What a nice display!

Oops. Don't think that is Cloud Ballet. She has standards and falls edged in blu-lav and her beard ends in white. No fall center line.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Yeah, I'm not surprised! This was a surprise to me from my husband (he's not the gardener) that he bought it from Sam's Club. lol He still did good as I looove this one noid or not. Any guesses on its identity? Here's a close-up of the beard. I had my suspicions that it wouldn't be 'true to form' so last year I ordered Cloud Ballet from Blue J's for a comparison.

Thank you Ann! Everyone of my gardens is being worked on/in. I'm sorta ADD like that I get bored working in one spot for to long so I move around my gardens a lot. Working some here some there...


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Sorry I don't know its name. Nice fall ruffling.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Gorgeous. Condotterie is very pretty.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Afternoon Delight is ridiculously pretty!


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Thank you Iris Gal, hosenemesis, & brittie!

I have waaaay to many flowers to post about 30 others are due to open up any day now and still countless others in different stages of bloom stalks growing. Obviously I don't have the time to post every single one so what should I use as a guide to decide which ones to post and which ones to not post?

All suggestions welcome.

Anyone?

Thanks for viewing and commenting!!

Rena'


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

The ones that strike your fancy. That's how I decide!


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

  • Posted by TNY78 7a-East TN (My Page) on
    Sun, May 5, 13 at 22:38

Love love love Condotterie!!!! And Double Your Fun isn't far behind! Absolutely beautiful!

Tammy


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

I thought bearded iris didn't like shade. I see the post at the beginning of someone putting them in her shade garden.


 o
RE: Bearded Iris blooming in the south

Here in NC Iris bloom starting about Apr 15. This winter was colder than normal so a few wks late. I am looking to do an Iris swap. Anyone near Winston-Salem?


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Iris Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here