The American Iris Society the World of Irises blog has frequent posts covering iris topics and always including great iris photos. Jean Richter recently wrote “Space Age Iris of the Early 21st Century” which included two Nebraska hybridizers. LeRoy Meininger was represented by ‘Beneath My Wings’ (2005) HM 2007, AM 2011. Leonard and Kathy Jedlicka’s ‘Isadora Belle’ (2009) is the other Nebraska space ager shown. (Both of these cultivar links are to the Iris Encyclopedia entries.) One of the things I learned by checking the cultivars’ entries is that Jedlicka’s iris pedigree included one of Meininger’s seedlings.
Thank you to all our Region’s hybridizers for their contributions.
Bonus Note: You can see the most recent 100 titles (with links and automatically updated) from the World of Irises here.
Region 21 was well represented by guest irises from its hybridizers at the recently concluded Convention “Rhythm of the Prairie”. The hybridizers were:
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:
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!
Thank you to Linda Rader for this note and photo on October 26, 2016.
Reblooming in our garden today is Aunt Mary
. There are two stalks with 10 buds. Not all will mature, but there are three flowers looking good. Aunt Mary is a TB, 2000 by Tim Stanek, a Region 21 resident.
This is a SDB by Allan Ensminger , of Region 21, that I recently noticed in the Iris Encyclopedia. This is the information about ‘Miss Region Twenty-One’. Unfortunately, there is no photo available for this iris. Does anyone have a photo we can add? Also, any other information, such as how the name was chosen, would be useful. Does anyone have this iris in their garden?