Irises forum: Irises Blooming in July

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Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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Islandview
Jul 1, 2017 11:34 AM CST
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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UndertheSun
Jul 1, 2017 11:40 AM CST
That's great Ivor! Thumbs up
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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Islandview
Jul 1, 2017 11:41 AM CST
I should have mentioned that Blyth is in Australia where it is now Winter. Rolling my eyes.
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grannysgarden
Jul 1, 2017 11:43 AM CST
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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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jul 1, 2017 11:46 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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Islandview
Jul 1, 2017 12:05 PM CST
It's thrilling to have irises in July. If Blyth hadn't retired this year, I'd be ordering them every year! Big Grin
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jul 2, 2017 7:28 AM CST
Me too! I hope Mid-America Gardens will offer even more of his in future! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Buzzbea424
Jul 5, 2017 7:39 PM CST
This one is reblooming in Arkansas.


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Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Jul 5, 2017 8:07 PM CST
Mine usually bloom starting at the end of march thru first part of may.
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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Islandview
Jul 6, 2017 8:10 AM CST
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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brozeus
Jul 6, 2017 8:50 AM CST
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...
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jul 10, 2017 5:40 AM CST
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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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Jul 10, 2017 6:33 AM CST
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.
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Buzzbea424
Jul 10, 2017 7:56 AM CST
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.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 10, 2017 8:44 AM CST
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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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jul 15, 2017 5:50 AM CST
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!
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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Islandview
Jul 16, 2017 12:43 PM CST
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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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jul 16, 2017 12:55 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Jul 16, 2017 1:52 PM CST
Wow, Ivor. Beauties. When were these latest planted?
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Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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Islandview
Jul 16, 2017 2:38 PM CST
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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