In a Vase on Monday: Remontant

Remontant: [ri-mon-tuhnt] adjective,  blooming more than once in a season.

I have been growing reblooming (i.e., remontant) perennials for over twenty-five years. First were daylilies, and then came roses, hydrangeas, azaleas, viburnum, and bearded iris. This week’s Vase on Monday features three remontant bearded iris from my garden: ‘Clarence’ (lavender). ‘Immortality’ (white). and ‘Sunny Disposition’ (pale yellow).
They don’t bloom so prolifically the second time around, but it brings great joy to see them blooming in October.
Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see her vase this week and all the others around the blogosphere who join her each week.

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 has been a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to seven of his eight grandchildren.
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12 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Remontant

  1. Christina says:

    Great to see your re-flowering Iris John. I have immortality but it has only re-flowered once in all the time I’ve had it.

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  2. updownflight says:

    It’s nice to see flowers other than mums this time of year. I like simple arrangements sometimes, too. I make lovely simple arrangements with lilies.

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  3. pbmgarden says:

    Like seeing old friends again, it’s lovely to see irises in autumn.

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  4. So pretty. They look like sparkling jewels.

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  5. bittster says:

    Beautiful and perfect for the house!
    They seem out of place blooming in the fall here. With the falling leaves and frosted annuals I just feel bad for them trying so hard.

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  6. Cathy says:

    Very pretty, and such pale and subtle colours – do they look a little out of place in your autum garden. John? As you say, we can be grateful for all our blooms at this time of year

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