Irises forum: Dude, now?

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Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
Sep 5, 2014 9:40 PM CST
I saw a bud on one of my spring purchases yesterday!

Going to have to remember to take a photo tomorrow if I can....crazy iris....maybe I've been watering a bit much and it thinks its spring again. O_o Sadly I am going away on Monday for 5 days! Hope it opens quick and I can see it this weekend!!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 5, 2014 9:52 PM CST
It may be an iris which blooms twice a year.
Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
Sep 5, 2014 10:00 PM CST
Huh.
I've never had one of those. That would be a treat!
If we had no holes in our leaves we would have no butterflies!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 5, 2014 10:02 PM CST
Perhaps you do now. check with Chapman iris--they have a few.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Sep 6, 2014 4:54 AM CST
Irises that bloom in the spring and at another point, mostly summer and fall, during the same year are called re-bloomers. There are many hybridizers that are encouraging this trait in their new irises. As a result there are many newer irises that are re-bloomers. If you like this trait in an iris check the plant database on this forum under irises to see which ones are re-bloomers and in what zones they re-bloom best. Also, most vendors include this trait in the description of their irises when they are listed for sale. Enjoy your new bloom!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 6, 2014 9:28 AM CST
Hope it opens while you are there so we can get a photograph. Smiling
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Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
Sep 6, 2014 1:05 PM CST
I realized belatedly that this is what "Re-blooming" means. I've seen it mentioned allot and thought I had one or two of them labeled as such but nothing has ever bloomed late summer or fall like this (so mislabeled again) so was under the assumption "re-blooming" was just blooming repeatedly in the spring, so this is a real treat. Going to have to watch out for more of these!

This beauty was labeled as "Cherry Garden", which I risked buying...I wanted a red but the colour was hard to tell from photos online if it would be one I liked or not but am glad I did get this one. It is clearly is not "Cherry Garden" but I like this colour even better. We had torrential rain, major wind from thunderstorms last night so looks like it got a bit beat up but at least I get to enjoy it before I'm gone. :)
Any ID suggestions? It is either dwarf miniature or standard dwarf it looks like to me...gota get the measuring tape out though...

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If we had no holes in our leaves we would have no butterflies!
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Sep 6, 2014 1:15 PM CST
Very nice Brenda! It's always such a treat when one of the re-bloomers decides to put on a show! Sorry I can't be any help on the ID...I'm new and trying (though rapidly weakening) to focus on Tall Bearded iris for now...then in a few years branch out to other sizes and varieties.

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 6, 2014 2:04 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Sep 6, 2014 2:43 PM CST
Forever Blue?
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Sep 6, 2014 3:39 PM CST
Could be...it's a pretty fair re bloomer...here's mine from this spring


Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
Sep 6, 2014 3:41 PM CST
Wow! Looks awfully darn close!
Thanks!!
Hurray!
If we had no holes in our leaves we would have no butterflies!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Sep 6, 2014 3:45 PM CST
It's a Chapman iris (Canada) and I see from the tag you got it from the RBG sale...and he has lot's of his at the RBG gardens, so.......I'd say it's a definite "maybe" Sticking tongue out
Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
Sep 7, 2014 7:48 AM CST
Oh man you shouldn't have told me that. Visiting their website now and its even MORE tempting than the RBG sale!
I don't have anymore room! And yet there are so many nice ones.... Drooling
If we had no holes in our leaves we would have no butterflies!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Sep 7, 2014 7:55 AM CST
I like Forever Blue. I ordered that one this year but the vendor does not grow it any longer. I will need to look for it somewhere else next spring.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Sep 7, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Maybe not, Bonnie Sticking tongue out
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Sep 7, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Arlyn to the rescue!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
Sep 7, 2014 12:46 PM CST
Hehe! :)

Looking over my RBG list I had highlighted and gave "Forever Blue" three red asterix (the highest of my "wants") but they had sold out, and Cherry Garden only had one with a note "May be nice?" So colour me happy with that purchase!
If we had no holes in our leaves we would have no butterflies!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 7, 2014 1:32 PM CST
T'was meant to be
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Sep 7, 2014 4:00 PM CST
So sweet when they re-bloom.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.

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