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.
Thank you to Leslie Rule for letting us know about this rebloomer in her garden and sending the photos. Blooming October 15th, it is ‘High Ho Silver’ (Monty Beyers, 1989).
You can click on either photo to see a larger version. Then click on that to see a closeup which shows greater details of the irises. Great photos!
David Lionberger had this note and photo in the latest Lincoln Iris Society Rainbow Messenger. Thank you David for sharing this.
Much to my surprise, as I was working in our iris beds, I
noticed there were bloom stalks on Peach Jam. Gary White
gave us this 1989 Ensminger tall bearded iris about four years
ago. It has performed well in previous years but had never
re-bloomed before. There are two large stalks with several
buds each. May blossoms have competition for September
blossoms on this one!
A second iris rebloomed here in August; ‘Oxmoor Hills’ opened August 29th in central Iowa. This is the second year this James Ennenga (2004) iris has bloomed super early. It so far has 4 stalks in a second year clump.
The other iris continuing to rebloom is ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ by Larry Lauer (2013) which is a guest iris for the 2017 AIS Convention. There have been blooms open everyday except one or two since August 14th. Still one open today, September 3rd.
How are the reblooms in your garden this year? Let us know so we can add them to our website.
The reblooming season in our garden started even earlier this year. One of the guest irises for the 2017 AIS Convention was already in bloom on August 14th in our garden and on August 9th in the Iowa Arboretum. This is ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ by Larry Lauer (2013) shown in the above photo. It was planted last year and did bloom in the Spring as well.
There is one other iris that has already put up a stalk in our garden. It is ‘Oxmoor Hills’ by James Ennegna (2004) which did bloom September 2nd last year.
Do you have irises that are blooming now? Let us know and we would be glad to add them to the Region 21 website.
This year our first iris bloom was much earlier, because of adding Iris reticulata bulbs last fall. Today (March 30th) one was in bloom and two others have color visible at our central Iowa location.
Last year we did a series reporting when and where particular irises began blooming because we thought it could be helpful to have information on when irises are blooming in the Region in more or less real time. So that you, your friends and neighbors, and visitors will know when to see the irises. When/where to see the early irises. When is the peak bloom time in your garden this year? When is the best time to see public displays in our Region this year?
We would like to continue it this year for the same reasons and to see if having more years of observations helps to better understand when irises will be blooming. Do you have some bloom observations we can add to the list? You can either leave them as a comment or email the webmaster email@example.com to have them added. Thank you.
Thank you to Dottie Ladman for her final bearded iris blooms report for 2015.
Final installment–my final four varieties opened on the same day, probably because we finally got warm enough and got some sun. The cool spring has really prolonged my iris bloom this year! The spurias are yet to come.
Thank you to Dottie Ladman for another bloom time update. She’s still waiting on three or four more.
May 18—Accent, Amenti, Chivalry, Melody, Tropical Butterfly, Beverly Ann, Dorothea K. Williamson
May 19—Golden Encore, California Gold,
May 21—Great Lakes, Cayenne Capers, Ramses
May 22—Dominion, Pink Bountiful, Sonja’s Selah, i. pseudacorus (yellow)
May 23—Before the Storm, Ola Kala
May 25—Flora Zenor
Thank you again to Dottie Ladman for continuing observations from Lincoln.
It was a busy week for the iris! They bloomed despite the rain and hail. Here’s my list for the week. I’ll continue to add to the list next weekend.
May 11–Faustine, Pink Opal, Spanish Peaks, Port Wine
May 12–Jungle Shadows
May 13–Batik, Matterhorn, Age of Innocence (Clinefelter), Glow On, Ebony Queen
May 14–Blue Sapphire, Indian Chief
May 15–Broadway Star
May 16–Moonlit Sea, Henna Stitches, Space Lab, Pinnacle, Dotted Swiss, Landscaping Made Easy,
May 17–Beverly Sills,Indian Hills, Techny Chimes, Latigo, Wabash, Licorice Stick, Blue Shimmer