Tall Bearded Iris Symposium
photo: DUSKY CHALLENGER (Schreiner 1986) Winner of the AIS Symposium from 2000-2013 inclusive.
The symposium is an annual popularity poll of Tall Bearded (TB) iris conducted by the AIS.
All AIS members may vote in this symposium. The top 100 Tall Bearded iris are then ranked and the results of the symposium each year are published in the official publication of the AIS, the AIS Bulletin, usually within the January issue. All AIS members receive this quarterly publication as part of their AIS membership. For detailed information on AIS membership please go to the AIS Membership area of the website. The full Symposia results are also published here on the AIS website.
The 2014 edition of the
TB Symposium ballot is now available, you may proceed to place your votes. The list of iris eligible for the Tall Bearded Symposium is only available online.
This is the 2014 edition of the Tall Bearded Iris Symposium of the American Iris Society which is the seventy-fourth annual edition.
The list of candidates was completed by combining the following lists of outstanding varieties:
Follow this link to the 2014 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium Ballot corrected July 2014 (Adobe PDF file)
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The results provided here are for your reference use and enjoyment.
Follow the links below to the detail results of recent AIS Tall Bearded Symposiums:
2013 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium results (2013 voting) (268KB PDF file)
Most, if not all, of these irises are available to purchase through the commercial vendors listed in the Commercial Directory Listing area of the AIS website. They are not likely to be available from your local garden center.
*Please note: The naming convention(s) used for the Symposia ballots and reports have changed several times in the history of the Symposia. In the recent past the Symposia reports have been named for the year in which they were issued (the year after the voting). This caused some confusion. Starting in 2010 the results will be named for the year in which the voting occurs, thus the results of the AIS Awards and the results of the Symposia will carry the same year designation. This will result in there being two reports that are designated as 2010. The first, the results of the 2009 voting, and the second, the results of the 2010 voting.
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