AIS 2017 TB Symposium

‘Beneath My Wings’

A reminder that all AIS members are eligible to vote for up to 25 irises in the annual TB Symposium voting.  The list of eligible irises was included in the Spring issue of the Irises BulletinYour votes, either the ballot or your list, should reach our RVP by September 1st.  Kelly’s new email is and his updated address is in the Summer issue.

There is at least one iris in the list by a Region 21 hybridizer;  LeRoy Meininger has ‘Beneath My Wings’.  Please let me know if there are any others so we can add them to our website.


Symposium Voting Deadline September 1st

The deadline for submitting your votes for the 2016 AIS Tall Bearded Iris Symposium is approaching.  They need to reach our current RVP, Linda Wilkie, by September 1st.  You can email or mail them to her.  And you do not need to attach the ballot, just let her know the names or numbers of the irises, up to 25 from the list mailed with the Winter 2016 Irises Bulletin, that you are voting for.  Her contact information:

Region 21 AIS RVP:  Linda Wilkie, 15115 Grant Circle, Omaha, NE 68116
phone: 402-493-3808 e-mail:

Did you know, there is at least one iris from Region 21 on the ballot, ‘Beneath My Wings’ by LeRoy Meininger (2005), which came in at number 78 in the voting last year.

Vote for Your Favorite Tall Bearded Irises

Every year the American Iris Society members vote for the 100 Most Popular Tall Bearded Irises.  This years voting is now underway with 600 Tall Bearded irises on the ballot for you to chose your favorite 25 (or fewer).  These irises were selected from the following:

The 100 top varieties in last year’s Symposium
The tall bearded irises eligible for 2013 Dykes Medal
The tall bearded irises eligible for 2013 Wister Medal
The tall bearded irises eligible for 2013 Awards of Merit
The tall bearded irises that won 2012 Awards of Merit
The tall bearded irises that won 2012 Honorable Mentions

Ballots and instructions are available on this page.  Your selections need to be to our RVP by September 1st, either by email or regular mail.