Another Central Iowa Rebloomer


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.

More Reblooming in Lincoln, Nebraska


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.

Watch for Re-bloomers


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!

First Blooms 2016

IrisReticulata-March-30-2016This 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 to have them added.  Thank you.