Irises forum: Sib 'China Spring'

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 18, 2015 5:06 PM CST

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Siberian Iris (Iris 'China Spring') which started blooming May 23 and "more or less" finished on June 6 has intermittently bloomed since. This photo, taken today, shows 5 new bloom stalks! Is this normal for CS?
Thumb of 2015-06-18/eclayne/5d4a4c
The bent bloom was knocked down by rain and I tucked it into the clump so it would show.
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Zencat
Jun 19, 2015 10:04 AM CST
I tuck, too. Hilarious!

I am curious, as well.
Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Jun 19, 2015 12:33 PM CST
I don't grow China Spring, so don't know if that is normal for it or not, but it sure looks like a tall one! How tall is it?
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eclayne
Jun 19, 2015 1:17 PM CST

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Registered height is 40 inches Neal. That sounds about right but I'll measure it tonight. It's nice and upright where I have it.
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gemini_sage
Jun 19, 2015 2:35 PM CST
That is a tall one! I really like the form on CS, it differs somehow from other Sibs- reminds me of butterflies.
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eclayne
Jun 19, 2015 3:23 PM CST

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Check out Natsu No Torai, a newish one from Sharon Whitney. https://www.bowdoin.edu/japanese/research/bowdoin-japanese-g...
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gemini_sage
Jun 19, 2015 3:38 PM CST
It reminds me of one I have, except mine is taller- at least 4'. I've been unable to id this one, but its an exceptional plant.
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eclayne
Jun 22, 2015 7:51 AM CST

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Neal I measured CS, the tallest bloom is 48" but you can see the spent blooms are shorter. Blooming this morning.
Thumb of 2015-06-22/eclayne/84ab4d

and back on May 25
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gemini_sage
Jun 22, 2015 11:16 AM CST
Evan, that May photo is perfection! That combo is so gorgeous- love the tree peony and rhodie behind them!
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irisarian
Jun 22, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Some Siberians are repeat bloomers (not rebloom) for another season. They send up later stalks.
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gemini_sage
Jun 22, 2015 3:20 PM CST
Sure does look like it has produced a succession of bloom stalks. How cool to see it bloom with the peony and rhododendron, and with the lilies! The lilies look close, might happen...
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 27, 2015 1:46 PM CST

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gemini_sage said:Sure does look like it has produced a succession of bloom stalks. How cool to see it bloom with the peony and rhododendron, and with the lilies! The lilies look close, might happen...

Today...you might be right Neal. Sorry about the color in this pic.
Thumb of 2015-06-27/eclayne/932274
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Paul2032
Jun 27, 2015 4:27 PM CST
The May 25th picture cries out to be a Multi-Plant Photo... Thumbs up
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Jun 27, 2015 9:28 PM CST
Paul's right!! Thumbs up
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