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The Missoula Iris Society
An affiliate of the American Iris Society

Presents our 56
th Anniversary

Missoula Iris Show


Montana’s Literary Treasures


Southgate Mall at J.C. Penney’s Court
Missoula, Montana

June 4, 2016    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The show is free and open to the public









Do you like what you see?  Please join us at our annual iris rhizome sale at the Fort Missoula gardens, Saturday, July 30, 2016, beginning at 8 a.m.  Experts will be on hand with advice about planting and care. 



Missoula Iris Show 2016 Artistic Classes


“Montana’s Literary Treasures”

  1. This House of Sky  [Ivan Doig]  A spatial thrust design 

  2. Winter in the Blood  [James Welch]  Interpretive, designer’s choice of design type and components 

  3. The Last Good Kiss [James Crumley] Interpretive, designer’s choice of design type and components 

  4. Black Cherry Blues [James Lee Burke]  An assemblage using color as a dominant feature   

  5. All But the Waltz [Mary Clearman Blew] A design suggesting motion 

  6. Angle of Repose  [Wallace Stegner]  A creative line-mass design  

  7. The Hanging Tree [Dorothy Johnson] A stretch design 

  8. Making Certain It Goes On [Richard Hugo] Interpretive, designer’s choice of design type and components



















Exhibition at the Missoula Iris Show is not limited to members—anyone can enter iris in horticultural classes or create an artistic design.  There’s no charge.  Entry tags and display containers are provided, and there’s a staging area on site.  We’ll give you some pointers and help you get started. 



Bring entries to the Penney’s Court at the Southgate Mall on the day of the show between 7 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.  Judging begins at 10 a.m. sharp. 

Late entries will not be eligible for judging or awards, but can be used for display purposes.




For information regarding the show, contact

Judy Blunt  406-728-0741

     jjblunt@msn.com