British Iris Society Iris Photo Competition Winter 2020 Following the large number of entries, we received for the on-line iris competition we held in May, we have decided to hold another. This show will be open to BIS members and also to members of the five BIS Groups. The classes are as follows: Class 1.…

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BIS Seed List 2019-2020 Non-members can now purchase seed from our latest annual list. To download, just click on the icon: If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact Christine who will be pleased to assist. seed@britishirissociety.org.uk An order form can be found here.

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Having had the idea planted in my mind recently by Sarah Cook (of Sir Cedric Morris fame) I am undertaking the challenge of collecting irises that were hybridized in my home county of Suffolk. As well as the well-known Sir Cedric Morris there are others that deserve to be collected and preserved alongside these. The…

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The British Iris Society is delighted to announce the following awards for 2019. The Dykes Medal is the supreme award of the BIS awarded annually to the most outstanding cultivar in the Dykes Trial that is of a sufficiently high standard. It was awarded to Olga Wells for her iris ‘Hever Castle’, this is Olga’s first…

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WMIG designed an impressive stand for Malvern showing Iridaceae through the year, with splendid exhibits cleverly showing Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The latter two featuring Bonfire Night and a homely Christmas scene! Their efforts earned them a Silver at Malvern. The BIS Joined forces with them to take the stand on to Gardeners World…

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The EC are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Wilcox as the new BIS Registrar. She takes over from her mother, Jennifer Hewitt, who has held the office for many years and for whose dedicated and diligent work for the Society in this and other capacities we are all very grateful. We are equally…

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Plant Heritage honours Sarah Cook, saviour of the Benton irises, with prestigious Brickell Award Plant Heritage has awarded Sarah Cook who holds the historic National Plant Collection of Iris introduced by Sir Cedric Morris, with the prestigious Brickell Award. On 2 July 2018 at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, founder of Plant Heritage, Chris…

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