WNY Iris Society

Date(s) - Sunday, May 06, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lancaster Public Library


The Western New York Iris Society will hold a program with a Master Iris Judge from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at the Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway, Lancaster.

Wendy Roller, Master Iris Judge, will speak on the iris Medians and the Magdalen Award.

Roller wants to promote the cultivation of irises and educate the public regarding this iris species and its proper care. Median irises include the Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB), Intermediate Bearded (IB), Miniature Tall Bearded (MTB) and Border Bearded (BB) classes of bearded irises, as well as Aril (AR) and Arilbred (AB) median irises. Median irises provide a wide range of beautiful colors and patterns on hardy, easy-to-grow, smaller garden plants.

The Magdalen Award was established by the Rochester Area Iris Society in 1985. The purpose of the award was to foster interest in the median iris classes. The award was named The Magdalen Award to honor the late Magdalen (“Madge”) Hoar, a long time member of the Rochester Area Iris Society, who enthusiastically grew and promoted the growing of the median iris classes.                                                    

The public is welcome.