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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 19, 2015 4:02 AM CST
That is one of my favorite colors, I bet it is stunning in real life!
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(Zone 9b)
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UndertheSun
Aug 20, 2015 11:03 AM CST
I have planted several iris beds (and have more planned) and I have a never ending wishlist thanks to all of you.

Thanks...thanks a lot. Glare

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 20, 2015 12:10 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. glad we could be of service !!

I just noticed that Earl Of Essex is getting more stalks, and English Cottage, and Immortality are starting some, as well !! Zurbrigg's iris seem to do well for me.
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 20, 2015 12:40 PM CST
Taking notes here. If it blooms in IL it should bloom for me Hurray!
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 20, 2015 3:57 PM CST
I ordered a bunch of rebloomers this year. Ask me in 2018. Green Grin!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 20, 2015 6:50 PM CST
UndertheSun said:I have planted several iris beds (and have more planned) and I have a never ending wishlist thanks to all of you.

Thanks...thanks a lot. Glare

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We love you too Rob. Any way we can be of further enabling please let us know! ;-)
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 20, 2015 9:04 PM CST
nodding
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 23, 2015 6:11 PM CST
I just got 'Honey Scoop' from Sue some weeks back.. Poor thing couldn't help itself and threw out a bloom stalk.
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MTB 'Foxy Ferret' is also in bloom now.
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 23, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Wow Sherry -- how cool is that!!! Thumbs up
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 23, 2015 9:25 PM CST
I keep checking mine to see if anything is happening but it's just too darned hot right now. Sad
Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Aug 23, 2015 10:40 PM CST
I picked up the Rebloomer handbook at our meeting Friday night, and was surprised at some that were listed in there..
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Aug 23, 2015 11:10 PM CST
Sherryn do you have any on the list?
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 23, 2015 11:43 PM CST
Oh, I have a bunch that I never though of a rebloomers... Dusky Challenger... next Spring I'll know if I have Rare Treat or Classic Look, which are both on the list... I can't think of the others right now.. The book is 3/4 of an inch thick, so I haven't looked through it extensively. It's basically a very long list w/ names and vital stats plus which zones they bloom in..
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Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Aug 23, 2015 11:56 PM CST
Is there someplace one could buy the re bloomers handbook?
I have Dusky Challenger and Classic Look but neither one of them have ever rebloomed for me. Maybe I need to move them to a bed where I can give them special attention.
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 24, 2015 6:00 AM CST
I spoke to the lady at Winterberry Gardens about rebloomers she said many that many listed will not rebloom in VA. Here is a link to what they sell as rebloomers. What I like about it is they also have the zones listed. She said if you go up to maybe zone 4 you would be likely to get more rebloom.


Anyone growing Zee in zone 6. I like it but just wondering if it really is consistent.



I hope this helps.
http://www.winterberryirises.c...

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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Aug 24, 2015 6:29 AM CST
It is always disappointing when someone tells you that an iris is a rebloomer and you find out it is in Zone 9! I usually consult Winterberry since they are in my zone. I have an old Sutton catalog that shows possible rebloom for different zones. My only 100% reliable in KY are Rosalie Figge and Harvest of Memories.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Aug 24, 2015 7:07 AM CST
Teresa

Zee is a great re-bloomer for me sort of. I am on the Maryland/Pennsylvania border. It blooms almost every Fall but is spotty the next Spring. Most of my "luck" with re-bloomers has happened without much fuss given to the plants. I am trying to do a better job grouping them together so they get the proper care they need to foster better re-bloom performance.
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Aug 24, 2015 7:22 AM CST
I love that Zee -- why have I never noticed that one before?
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 24, 2015 7:31 AM CST
There are lots of things to consider as far as "Re bloom by zone", first, and foremost is "what irises will rebloom .....anywhere! There are many iris that are "registered" as Re......and many that Re that AREN'T registered that way, so, if you're 'looking " for an Re iris, 'word of mouth" is probably the way to hear about it. Anyone who is really interested in Re iris should consider a membership in the Reblooming Iris Society.....lots of information to be had, there, and the Magazine (The Recorder) is full of articles, tips, and information on what rebloomed, and where it did it. The Reblooming checklist ( I assume that is what Sherry picked up)( lists all the "reported" rebloom , by cultivar, and which USDA zones it happened in.
Another thing to remember is "zone" only tells you "how cold does it get there', NOT how LONG it stays cold (number of frost-free days), which, IMHO is much more important. And almost everyone can take advantage of "micro climates" to either " jump up" a zone, or two, or ,in some cases drop a zone. I can grow zone 6b plants easily in my 5a zone, if they are planted next to the south side house foundation, while the same plant ,out in the 'open' won't survive the winter.
As was mentioned, Winterberry has a wealth of information on Re's, and is a good place to start your research, joining the Reblooming Iris Society will only "cost' you the price of a few rhizomes....and gain you LOTS of information, and enjoyment. But the thing that will really increase your knowledge, AND increase your chances of rebloom....is growing some !! Pick an iris like "Immortality", with a proven track record of rebloom....almost everywhere....and grow it, watch it, move it around your yard to different 'micro climates', try the tips and suggestions listed in Don Spoon's catalog, and the Reblooming iris Recorder, and see what works best in YOUR garden....then, add some more, as your "skill level" increases. Rebloom is NOT a "sure thing", but it surely is fun to play with !!
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Aug 24, 2015 8:14 AM CST
My new rebloom garden is in a spot where composted veggie scraps have been dumped in the past, there is an underground rivulet, 3/4 sun and the violet leaves grew like crazy. It is northeast of the barn. If I just cross iris that rebloom here, we should get more good northern ones. Then y'all can test them for me. Rolling on the floor laughing We aren't keeping any of those flop over in the wind types.
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