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reblooming iris in wny - photo

Posted by gottagarden z5 western NY (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 24, 05 at 8:02

When I lived in California they had gorgeous bearded iris that rebloomed in the fall. When I moved, I brought some with me, but they never rebloomed, probably because I kept moving them around. This year they finally did bloom, I think because we had such a long warm fall, they finally had a long enough growing season to bloom before frost. I picked this flower stalk before the last snowfall, and it's still blooming inside.

The small purple ones reliably rebloom for me, but they are not as showy. The large bearded are harder to get to rebloom in this climate.

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RE: reblooming iris in wny - photo

  • Posted by Aurore Zone 4/5 NY (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 24, 05 at 8:45

Very pretty. Do you know the name of the one you have pictured?

Here is a link that might be useful: my webpage

RE: reblooming iris in wny - photo

It's "Creative Stitchery". I will have some for trade after they bloom. I have a LOT of iris, they are so gorgeous. But they bloom for such a short period of time and then they just sit there the rest of the year. I'm trying to find better ways to put them in the garden. That's why reblooming iris are nice - you get TWO bloom seasons instead of just one. (Except not usually around here.)

I have lots of the small dark purple rebloomer, but it is not as showy as this one.

I did a google image search on "iris creative stitchery" andgot a better photo by someone else:

Here is a link that might be useful: creative stitchery image

RE: reblooming iris in wny - photo

  • Posted by von1 z4 NY (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 30, 05 at 7:19

I have purchased several reblooming iris and never had a second bloom yet. I guess its just to cold here.

RE: reblooming iris in wny - photo

I ordered some reblooming irises this summer from Brecks and am looking forward to seeing how they do next year. I read that the best way to get them to rebloom reliably is to cut off the stems immediately after flowering and then water and fertilize heavily until Fall. That's what I plan on doing and I hope it works. The varieties I bought are:

'Mother Earth'
'Ocean Pacific'
'Total Recall'
'Beverly Sils'
'Bountiful Harvest'
'Lo Ho Silver'

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