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Jul 1, 2017 11:34 AM CST
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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I thought I'd start a thread for those who want to post pictures of irises that are blooming or reblooming at this time. Many of you have had some shipped in from Blyth last Spring and due to their confusion about the seasons, they are starting to bloom now. Here's a picture of some of mine. Left is Dreaming Clown, middle is Valley of Dreams partly open and Painted Words at the right.
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Jul 1, 2017 11:40 AM CST
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That's great Ivor! Thumbs up
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Jul 1, 2017 11:41 AM CST
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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I should have mentioned that Blyth is in Australia where it is now Winter. Rolling my eyes.
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Jul 1, 2017 11:43 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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Beautiful blooms, Ivor. All my Blyths have been here so long they are acclimated so I am glad you shared yours. Smiling
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Jul 1, 2017 11:46 AM CST
Name: Debra
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I agree
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Jul 1, 2017 12:05 PM CST
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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It's thrilling to have irises in July. If Blyth hadn't retired this year, I'd be ordering them every year! Big Grin
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Jul 2, 2017 7:28 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Me too! I hope Mid-America Gardens will offer even more of his in future! Crossing Fingers!
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Jul 5, 2017 7:39 PM CST
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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This one is reblooming in Arkansas.


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Jul 5, 2017 8:07 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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Mine usually bloom starting at the end of march thru first part of may.
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Jul 6, 2017 8:10 AM CST
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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That's great, Bea. Do you happen to know which iris that is? It's a nice one to have that blooms so late (or reblooms so early Hurray! )
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Jul 6, 2017 8:50 AM CST
Name: Jim
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Beautiful- I'm jealous! Green Grin!

Do I have any hope of a rebloom here in Z5? I think I've read about a few varieties, but seems like my choices are rather limited...
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Jul 10, 2017 5:40 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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I have only had one iris rebloom, TB Anxious, and that doesn't really count, because it was just after it arrived from the vendor (who lives in a warmer zone) and it skipped blooming the following spring (and fall). Now it just blooms in spring with the rest of them.
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Jul 10, 2017 6:33 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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I have one iris that will bloom this month. It is Coral Chalice. My guess is that it was too immature to bloom at regular time and is doing so now; so a "late bloomer" indeed. It is in a newly planted bed (last Summer) so this is not a surprise.

Most of my regular "re-bloom" is in the bed I must get rid of which had a heavy attack of the Iris Bore. Not sure why this one bed was so attacked. I guess mother nature helped solve my relocation problem.
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Jul 10, 2017 7:56 AM CST
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Islandview said:That's great, Bea. Do you happen to know which iris that is? It's a nice one to have that blooms so late (or reblooms so early Hurray! )


It was given to me in a pot. I don't do well with pots. It's a miracle it survived me at all. It was a while before I could make a permanent spot for it in my garden. With moving it around, I lost the tag.
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Jul 10, 2017 8:44 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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brozeus said:Beautiful- I'm jealous! Green Grin!

Do I have any hope of a rebloom here in Z5? I think I've read about a few varieties, but seems like my choices are rather limited...


Immortality and Earl Of Essex are TBs that regularly will rebloom for me. Baby Blessed, is a little one that also reblooms on a regular basis. Others that have made it to rebloom when we have a late fall freeze are Harvest Of Memories, Jennifer Rebecca, Grape Echo and Orange Harvest. But yes there are only a few that I have found. George Bacon from Breezeway irises has a few more that work for him and he's farther North from me.
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Jul 15, 2017 5:50 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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brozeus said:Beautiful- I'm jealous! Green Grin!

Do I have any hope of a rebloom here in Z5? I think I've read about a few varieties, but seems like my choices are rather limited...


I usually have quite a lot of rebloom.....I'll t-mail you , later, about it...but, for now, Read the information on "rebloom" that's shown on the "Winterberry" website.....real good information!
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Jul 16, 2017 12:43 PM CST
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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Ponds Region: Delaware Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I agree Earl of Essex and Immortality are the most reliable rebloomers for me.
Got a big surprise this week. Ozark rebounder bloomed this week. This is the earliest TB rebloom I've gotten. Mid July, no less. It even still has a couple pods that I'd hybridized back in May.

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Meanwhile, the Blyth Aussies are doing well: Chestnut Roasting, Snaparazzi and Bush Honey in order.



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Jul 16, 2017 12:55 PM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jul 16, 2017 1:52 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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Wow, Ivor. Beauties. When were these latest planted?
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Jul 16, 2017 2:38 PM CST
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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Ponds Region: Delaware Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I received these irises last April from Blyth via Mid-America Gardens and planted shortly afterwards. To have irises blooming mid July is worth the extra bit of cost of importing but this will be the last year. As Barry Blyth is retiring, Mid- America has taken over the cultivation of his irises in Oregon. They'll presumably adapt to normal local growing patterns, just like their American cousins.

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