In a Vase on Monday: Immortality

For my weekly offering for In a Vase on Monday I am pleased to present a single column of ‘Immortality’ bearded iris. There are many plants blooming in my garden right now that have appeared in recent Monday postings, so I thought it might be appropriate to spotlight this one beauty that opened this week. It is such a pleasure to have iris blooming in autumn. This is the first to bloom this fall, but there are more coming.


I have been growing ‘Immortality’ for over fifteen years in two gardens, and it has reliably rebloomed each year. One of the characteristics that it shares with other remontat (reblooming) iris is that it multiplies quite rapidly, often needing dividing in two years. You may want to see my July 26 post in which I captured the division and replanting of ‘Immortality.’ It is from that replanting that this flowering scape came.

Please click on In a Vase on Monday to visit the delightful postings of Cathy, the originator of this meme, at Rambling in the Garden. Her weekly challenge gives us the opportunity to share what is in bloom in our garden.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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15 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Immortality

  1. The bearded iris was my grandmother’s favorite, so it holds a special place in my heart.


  2. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Marion. I think bearded iris are among the most beautiful of perennials (and easy to care for). I just wish I had more space for them.


  3. Christina says:

    My I. Immortality re-flowered for the first time this year, it is such a beauty and perfect in a vase too. Mine aren’t multiplying as quickly as I would like but hopefully the new blooms are a good sign.


  4. pbmgarden says:

    Your Immortality is gorgeous–needs nothing else.


  5. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Susie. I seem to remember that you have them in your garden.


  6. Cathy says:

    Wow – I love the purity of this, John. It’s stunning – and definitely doesn’t need anything else. Tell me, did the Arranger have to arrange this one for you…?! 🙂


  7. Julie says:

    Really very beautiful John.


  8. Julie says:

    What a beautiful flower – I did not realise that there was such a thing as a rebloomng iris – a lovely flower to have in October!


  9. johnvic8 says:

    Thank you, Julie. The Iris says it all.


  10. John how wonderful to see Immortality again as mine finished blooming in spring and it never reblooms here due to our cool fall. Lovely!


  11. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Donna. I wish there were some way that you could also enjoy them in the fall. It is quite uplifting to see one in bloom this time of year.


  12. Cathy says:

    Simply beautiful! There is something about white flowers that makes them special and this one certainly needs no adornments.


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