Irises forum: Blooming iris

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Name: Sharon Davis
Winchester Ca (Zone 9a)
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shalyn
Oct 23, 2018 5:15 PM CST
Hello all
I replanted my Bengal Tiger Iris just last August , between then and now she has much more then doubled in size and is now blooming . Is this normal or am I just lucky ? Thumbs up


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Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Oct 23, 2018 5:58 PM CST
Hello, Sharon!
Your Bengal Tiger is pretty! I do ask, is it blooming right now, or was this taken in about April, May of this year? I checked the database, and Bengal Tiger isn't listed as a rebloomer, but that doesn't mean it isn't. There may very well be not enough evidence of a rebloom for the cultivar for 'rebloom' to be included in the section for Bengal Tiger.

Depending on your soil and light conditions, and several other things, you may have hit a jackpot where your transplant 'explodes' with increases - or, maybe it is the nature of the cultivar.
Either way, you have a cultivar that produced increases rapidly! That's good to see.

Also, from what I see, it looks like this cultivar had two, maybe three bloomstalks from the same rhizome. That's pretty rare and incredible! Hurray!

I am sure more folks here will be able to key you in on more know how. I am not very experienced yet. Good luck!
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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Oct 23, 2018 9:14 PM CST
shalyn said: Hello all
I replanted my Bengal Tiger Iris just last August , between then and now she has much more then doubled in size and is now blooming . Is this normal or am I just lucky ? Thumbs up


Sharon ~ First of all, I would like to Welcome! you to the Irises Forum!

So you planted the iris this August 2018? Or 2017?

Maybe someone with a little more experience with this iris might chime in.

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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Oct 23, 2018 9:39 PM CST
shalyn said: Hello all
I replanted my Bengal Tiger Iris just last August , between then and now she has much more then doubled in size and is now blooming . Is this normal or am I just lucky ? Thumbs up



It sure is pretty, and it has stripes. nodding
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Name: Sharon Davis
Winchester Ca (Zone 9a)
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shalyn
Oct 24, 2018 3:24 AM CST
Hello ty for the welcome
these picts were taken 3 days ago ,
my friend @dradiana and I made the new beds just last august of this year
she put a picture of it on the landscape section
she sent me single rhizomes in Oct. 2017 of several varieties
which I planted in the vegi. garden for safe keeping until I could make a proper bed Hurray! Smiling
I am soooo pleased with this girl lol
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Oct 24, 2018 4:55 AM CST
I ckeecked the Reblooming Iris Recorder, And "BT" has had reported rebloom in AL, CA, and TX.
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
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DraDiana
Oct 24, 2018 7:35 AM CST
Thanks Arlyn,
I didn't even realize that a "Reblooming Iris Recorder" exists!
Name: Sharon Davis
Winchester Ca (Zone 9a)
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shalyn
Oct 25, 2018 4:21 AM CST
ok that explains my Bt ty ty ty all for the great info Group hug Hurray! Thumbs up Thank You!
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Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Oct 26, 2018 12:26 AM CST
shalyn said: Hello all
I replanted my Bengal Tiger Iris just last August , between then and now she has much more then doubled in size and is now blooming . Is this normal or am I just lucky ? Thumbs up




I've been growing Bengal Tiger for years, but it has never performed for me like that. I think you are very lucky! For me it just grows at an unexceptional rate and blooms once a year in the spring. I didn't even realize it was a rebloomer. For me, it's been a nice reliable bloomer, but that's all. Glad it's been spectacular you!
Name: Sharon Davis
Winchester Ca (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Butterflies Ferns Roses Daylilies
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shalyn
Oct 26, 2018 5:55 AM CST
Wow this just shows why this site is so important , ty for all the support , my small question added knowledge and help to others . this is really good . Just goes to show that there is no silly question . Hurray! Thumbs up Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Oct 26, 2018 1:55 PM CST
Mine has been like AndreaD, it has been a vigorous grower and blooms heavily in the spring, but I have never had rebloom. I have, once or twice, had a new plant bloom in the fall that was not listed as a rebloomer. It was only that 1st year, i assumed they were confused in their move. If I remember right, they did come from very different zones.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
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evelyninthegarden
Oct 26, 2018 4:06 PM CST
Nancy ~ Thank You!

And Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Oct 27, 2018 7:31 AM CST
There are actually quite a few irises that "rebloom", that are not registered as such.....and I'm pretty sure there are some "registered" to rebloom, that really don't Sticking tongue out ! If you are interested in reblooming iris, check out the Reblooming iris Society....send in your "rebloom reports", and purchase the "Reblooming Iris Recorder"(either disc, or book form).
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Nov 11, 2018 10:08 PM CST
whoops wrong thread.
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