With our cold weather coming, two irises each had two stalks up and no blooms open or opening. A stalk from each was cut on November 19th and put inside in water. Finally on November 30th the one opened. ‘Mariposa Autumn’ is TB by Tasco (1999) which is listed as a rebloomer. Ours was planted 4 years ago and as far as I know has not rebloomed before. Does this count as reblooming?
One of the bonuses to being a host garden is seeing guest irises rebloom. Several different guest irises rebloomed in one or more gardens. You can see a summary including several photos of what was observed in the central Iowa host gardens as they prepare for next year’s AIS Convention “Rhythm of the Prairie” May 23-27, 2017. Check out the other details of the Convention while you are on their website.
‘Daughter Of Stars’
Thank you to Eunice Cernohlavek for this November 10, 2016 report and photos from November 4th and 5th. You can click on the photos to see a larger version.
Sightings at Bentfork Gardens by Eunice Cernohlavek
This last week I was taking pictures of reblooming iris at Gary and Linda’s gardens. Here are pictures of two.
Two tall bearded varieties really put on quite a show. Daughter of Stars by Donald Spoon 2000 is a rebloomer and received the Award of Merit in 2005 and Wister medal in 2007. It had 1 stalk with 2 blooms, 2 buds and another stalk with 1 bud. The other TB is Aunt Mary, a 2000 introduction by Tim Stanek. It is not a rebloomer, but indicates it’s a late bloom, but this is really late!! It had 3 open blooms, 3 buds, and 6 spent blooms.
And Rosalie Figge has a bud stalk showing color as of this week also.
Among the other plants blooming in the garden are various clematis, and roses. Do these plants know that winter is coming?
Kris Jurik has another rebloomer in her garden. This is ‘Clarence’ by Zurbrigg (1991) in a November 2, 2016 photo. This rebloomer was a Wister Medal winner in 2000.
Thank you to Linda Rader for this note and photo on October 26, 2016.
Reblooming in our garden today is Aunt Mary
. There are two stalks with 10 buds. Not all will mature, but there are three flowers looking good. Aunt Mary is a TB, 2000 by Tim Stanek, a Region 21 resident.
Thank you to Kris Jurik for sharing this photo of ‘Daughter Of Stars’ reblooming in her garden today. In addition to being a rebloomer, this Donald Spoon (2001) iris was a Wister Medal winner in 2007.
Another reblooming note from David Lionberger on October 20, 2016. Thank you David.
This is a photo of Cee Cee which bloomed today. TB, 1996, by Sterling Innerst. It is listed as a rebloomer but this is the first time it has for us. We have had it in our garden for six years or so.