[gardeners] Re: Iris / Rebloom

Martha Brown (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 2 Oct 1999 23:03:38 -0500

Yes, Iris rebloom, at least some of them do.  I have rebloom stalks on 2
first year clumps (Immortality and Earl of Essex) at the moment.  In the
poorest Okie soil.  Being newly addicted to Iris these are my first rebloom
stalks so it is very exciting to me.

Different cultivars or varieties rebloom best in different areas.  There is
even a Reblooming Iris Society who publishes a checklist of reblooming Iris
with the zones and states they have been reported as having rebloom.  The
1998 checklist had 130 pages with about 15 iris per page so probably about
2000 total.

M Brown
NW Oklahoma, USA
USDA Zone 6b,  Sunset Zone 35

-----Original Message-----
From: bsk <bsk@brightok.net>
To: gardeners@globalgarden.com <gardeners@globalgarden.com>
Date: Saturday, October 02, 1999 10:42 PM
Subject: [gardeners] Re: Iris Maintenance / CA

>You mean that a iris can rebloom??!
>Please Pray tell me how this is so.
>Am I missing out on something with my lack of knowledge and extremely poor
Okie soil?
>zone 7a
>aka " Ranchmama "
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Martha Brown <mbrown@pldi.net>
>> Sutton's catalog (Porterville CA located in the southern half of the San
>> Joaquin Valley zone 9) says they have peak bloom in April with rebloom
>> year unless there is a hard freeze so this indicates to me they don't cut
>> any of the fans back unless they are moving or dividing clumps.  They
>> just remove the withered foliage as necessary.
>> Martha
>> M Brown
>> NW Oklahoma, USA
>> USDA Zone 6b,  Sunset Zone 35