Region 21 was well represented by guest irises from its hybridizers at the recently concluded Convention “Rhythm of the Prairie”. The hybridizers were:
- Dean Douglas
- Allan Ensminger
- David Lionberger
- LeRoy Meininger
- Kelly Norris
- Kent Pfeiffer
- Robert J. Smith
Links are to each hybridizer’s page on the Iris Encyclopedia.
Their introductions competed for the President’s Cup voted by all registrants at the Convention. The results, you may have seen these on Facebook and they will be in the Irises Bulletin, are:
- 2nd Runner-up ‘Elderberry Wine’ by David Lionberger
- 1st Runner-up ‘Bess Streeter Aldrich’ by Dean Douglas
- Winner ‘Landscaping Made Easy’ by Allan Ensminger
All seedlings, Region 21 or not, compete for the Lloyd Zurbrig – Clarence Mahan Seedling Cup. LeRoy Meininger’s seedling LM-14-03 was the 1st Runner-up for this cup.
Thank you to all our hybridizers for the guest irises and congratulations to all the winners!