INDIANA DAYLILY-IRIS SOCIETY (IDIS)
Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of daylilies and iris
On our site you will find our calendar of events for this year, our newsletter, links to our national and regional societies, and links to local growers.
"Water Lovers of Asia"
Chad Harris of Mt Pleasant Iris Farm in Washougal, WA will be our
speaker on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30pm. Chad has been growing many
different species of irises in southwest Washington for over 35
years. He is known for his work with Iris ensata (Japanese iris,
Hanashobu) of which several of his introductions hold national awards.
Currently he and a handful of hybridizers worldwide are using Iris
ensata to create a new iris hybrid called â€śPseudataâ€ť that is longer
blooming and more tolerant of cultural needs. He has also started
to work with an Asian water species: Iris laevigata (Kakitsubata in
Japan) the true water iris of Asia. These plants of the iris family
are very well suited growing near water, some in the water as pond
plants, in rain gardens, as well as patio containers.
Please join us for this program on current iris developments.