Conventions!

2016: The 2016 AIS Convention will be in Newark, NJ.
2017:
Request for Guest Beardless Irises
2017 AIS Convention
Des Moines, Iowa

Region 21 will host The American Iris Society National Convention May 22-26, 2017. Convention attendees will tour at least four Des Moines area gardens, including two public gardens. Hybridizers of beardless varieties are invited to send rhizomes of recent introductions and seedlings under consideration for introduction. Please observe the following guidelines when sending guest irises as only officially submitted guest irises will appear in the convention booklet. Up to two rhizomes of each variety will be accepted from August 25 through September 8, 2014.

Please ship plants to:
Kelly Norris/AIS 2017
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309

The name of the variety or seedling number should be clearly marked on each rhizome.In addition, the following information should accompany each variety on a separate packing list:
  • Hybridizerís name and address
  • Name or seedling number of the variety
  • Type of iris (Siberian, Species, Spec-X, etc.)
  • Height, color, distinguishing features
  • Year of introduction (if applicable)

The packing list should include the contributors email address to receive an electronic receipt. Contributors who do not provide an email will receive a confirmation via mail.

If a guest seedling is later named, it will be the responsibility of the hybridizer to notify the Guest Iris Chair of change. Updates should include name and corresponding seedling number. Please send updates or direct inquiries about guest irises to:
Linda Wilkie, Guest Iris Database Coordinator
2018:
Request for Guest Irises
2018 Siberian/Species Convention

The Francis Scott Key Iris Society will host the Siberian/Species Convention May 25-26, 2018. Five or six gardens will be on tour. Siberian, Species, or SpecX guest plants of recently introduced cultivars or seedlings unter consideration are invited.. If possible, 3-5 divisions of each cultivar would be desirable. The F.S.K. Iris Society will do its best to provide optimum growing conditions for your irises, but cannot assume responsibility for or guarantee the health of your plants. At the close of the event your desires in the disposition of your irises will most kindly be regarded.

Please ship guest irises from August 24th to September 15th, 2015 to:
Carol Warner
16815 Falls Road
Upperco, MD 21155-9445

The name of the variety or seedling number should be clearly marked on each division. In addition, the following information should accompany each variety on a separate packing list:
  • Hybridizerís name, address, telephone number
  • Name or seedling number of the variety
  • Type of iris (Siberian, Species, Spec-X, etc.)
  • Height, color, bloom season
  • Year of introduction (if introduced)

The date of the convention has been selected to coincide with peak or mid-Siberian iris bloom season here in central northern Maryland, and so it would be advisable to send only those plants which should be in bloom at that time. We thank you in advance for considering our request to again make this event successful.

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