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Jun 18, 2015 5:06 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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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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Jun 19, 2015 10:04 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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I tuck, too. Hilarious!

I am curious, as well.
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Jun 19, 2015 12:33 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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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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Jun 19, 2015 1:17 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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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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Jun 19, 2015 2:35 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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That is a tall one! I really like the form on CS, it differs somehow from other Sibs- reminds me of butterflies.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Jun 19, 2015 3:23 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Check out Natsu No Torai, a newish one from Sharon Whitney. https://www.bowdoin.edu/japane...
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Jun 19, 2015 3:38 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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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.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Jun 22, 2015 7:51 AM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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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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Jun 22, 2015 11:16 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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Evan, that May photo is perfection! That combo is so gorgeous- love the tree peony and rhodie behind them!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Jun 22, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Some Siberians are repeat bloomers (not rebloom) for another season. They send up later stalks.
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Jun 22, 2015 3:20 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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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...
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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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.
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Jun 27, 2015 4:27 PM CST
Name: Paul
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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
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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