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.
Mike Lockatell from Roots & Blooms of North Chesterfield, VA, will be
our speaker on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30. He began working closely
with the late Dr. Lloyd Zurbrigg to advance reblooming bearded iris
breeding after spring visits to his Durham, NC garden in 1999 and 2000.
(Reblooming iris produce a spring crop of flowers, then lie low during
summer, and grow and flower again in the fall.) Despite the passing of
his friend and mentor in February 2005, Mike continues to raise rebloom
seedlings based on selected Zurbrugg breeding lines. Five Lockatell
selections have been registered for future introduction with the
American Iris Society. His hybrid iris seedlings have won awards at AIS
sponsored flower shows over the past decade. He also has an interest in
herbaceous peonies and continues to construct public displays for
reblooming bearded iris and herbaceous peonies around Central VA.
Please join us as we learn the latest about reblooming bearded iris.