Region 11 which includes Idaho, Montana and Wyoming was established in 1928 when the
larger AIS regions were divided into 15 smaller regions. There are now 134 members in
this region including 4 youth members. All current members of the American Iris Society
in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are members of this region.
The purposes of Region 11 are to develop the science of horticulture and any activities related
to the study, propagation and culture of the genus iris; to stimulate and foster interest in
horticultural pursuits, conservation and protection of these plants; to cooperate with other
organizations, public and private, in the scientific and horticultural education of all those interested
in learning any phase of the genuis Iris, by any and all means which may be determined from time
to time by the Executive Board of Region 11. These means shall include but are not limited to:
Encouragement and support of scientific research, including that pertaining
to the solution of diseases related to, but not necessarily exclusive to the genus
Iris, and investigation and conservation of the genus in the wild;
Collection, compilation and publication of data concerning the history,
classification, breeding and culture of Irises; and
Education of the public through exhibitions, public display gardens, published
standards for judging and local, area, and regional meetings open to the public.
Region 11 was organized and operates exclusively for eucational and scientific purposes within
the meaning of Section 501 ( C ) ( 3 ) of the Internal Revenue Code.
DECADENCE (Barry Blyth, R. 2001)
Current count of catalogs shows DECADENCE is listed more frequently then any other iris elegable for awards in 2008.
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A color pattern in
bearded iris when a blended
fall has a paler center or
flare in the center.
Having more than the usual two sets of chromosomes in the cell nucleus, such as tetraploid and triploid.
"The Gardener's Guide to Growing IRISES")