The Missoula Iris Society
An affiliate of the American Iris Society
Presents our 56th Anniversary
Missoula Iris Show
Montana’s Literary Treasures
Southgate Mall at J.C. Penney’s Court
June 4, 2016 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The show is free and open to the public
A hardy springtime flower, the iris is named after the Greek Goddess of the rainbow as it is one of the most colorful flowers in the world. Treasured for its beauty and versatility throughout history, the oldest known meaning attributed to the iris comes from Egypt where it symbolized life. It was also the inspiration for the fleur-de-lis, a symbol of the French monarchy whose three petals stand for faith, valor and wisdom. True to its name, today the iris flower appears in most colors of the rainbow and more, including black and white. You may see them all in this show.
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”
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