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2015 Annual Iris Naming Contest


Schreiner Iris|Iris Naming ContestOur Annual Iris Naming Contest is now closed for the season. Please check back again in the fall for next year’s contest. Thank you to all who submitted an entry! We’ll be announcing the winner soon.

Each October we select one of our seedlings, never before introduced, to be named by you, our fellow Iris enthusiasts. This year’s candidate is a bold, vibrant purple seedling, very logically (although unimaginatively) named YY63-A. This orange-bearded, bi-tone stands 33″ tall and blooms mid-season. Send us your name suggestion via the entry form below.  Contest open to US residents only. Entry deadline is 9:00 p.m. Pacific, Tuesday, October 20, 2015.  The winner will receive one plant of the named Iris (shipped summer 2016) and a $25 gift certificate to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens (mailed with a copy of the 2016 catalog in the spring of 2016).  We look forward to receiving your suggested name!

While you’re contemplating that perfect name, take a look at Benita Green Lee’s terrific write-up on how hybridizers choose names for their seedlings, “Putting a Name to That Face“.

The contest winner will be notified via email in early November.

For complete contest details click here.



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9 thoughts on “2015 Annual Iris Naming Contest

  1. Ok, I’ll take a shot at this: Brooding Spark. It looks overcast but that red beard warns you otherwise


  2. Hi, I would like to submit an entry to the unnamed purple iris: “Purple Haze”.


  3. I chose Priscilla in memory of my mother.. who love iris plants…


  4. Pingback: Contest for Iris Lovers! | PlantXing

  5. Could you send out info on what to do for/with iris at different times of year to keep them happy in our gardens?
    Borer control…clean up…dead heading…fertilization…companion planting…etc


  6. The very second that I saw the picture of the un-named iris, I immediately thought There that it needed a very majestic name. Therefore this beautiful iris seems to embody the title “Royal Queen.”


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