however, a major expansion of Louisiana iris plantings has occurred in public and private gardens. 
     New Orleans is once again a great place to see Louisiana irises.  The Convention tour gardens will display a wide range of modern cultivars and an unsurpassed array of species forms and natural hybrids. 

The American Iris Society, the Society for Louisiana Irises, and the Greater New Orleans Iris Society invite you to a unique convention experience in the heart of the Louisiana iris country.

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Convention Dates

The American Iris Society​

 ​The Society for Louisiana Irises

Greater New Orleans Iris Society

NEW ORLEANS 2018!

You're Invited!

AIS: ​April 8 - 13, 2018

SLI: April 12 - 14, 2018

    In April 2018, The American Iris Society and the Society for Louisiana Irises will hold together its national convention in New Orleans.  There is much to enjoy around the City, both botanical and otherwise. 

    New Orleans was a major site in Louisiana where native irises were once found in masses.  Development has eliminated the original stands except for some still found in the wetlands outside the city itself.  In the years since Hurricane Katrina,