2015: Here is information about the 2015 SSI Convention in Portland, OR.
2016: The 2016 AIS Convention will be in Newark, NJ.
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 separatepacking list:
  • Hybridizerís name and address
  • uName 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