You can enter iris show to win awards; takes place June 3 in Cheektowaga

iris 'Ally Oops' in Western New York
This iris is ‘Ally Oops’, Species X  Dana Borglum. An early midseason bloom, it gets 18 inches tall. The standards and style arms are light blue, the falls are yellow with blue veining. See an explanation of the parts of an iris flower here. Photo courtesy David Baehre

The Western New York Iris Society will hold its Iris and Perennial Flower Show from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 3 at at the Julia B. Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Rd., Cheektowaga.

Anyone can enter to win ribbons and awards.

Irises & perennials

To enter irises and perennials:

  • You must know the cultivar name of your iris.
  • You must know the botanical name of your perennial.

People who want to enter plants in the show should be at the Reinstein Library by 9 a.m. Judging will occur from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


People can make reservations to make a design, in which irises must be the most prominent flower—no need to have those irises named.

For more information, contact Marilee Farry at or 716-668-1789.

Everyone is welcome to attend the show and learn about irises.

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