Region 14 American Iris Society—Hybridizers

Region 14 has a rich history hybridizing iris. Current and past hybridizers include the following:

  • Bob Annand (1924–2013)
    Bob grew iris for 74 years. Some of his introductions include:
    ‘Arizona Biways’, TB, 1990; ‘Capitol Debut’, TB, 2008; ‘Kalifa’s Horn’, AB, 1995; ‘Kalifa Joy’s, AB, 2006; ‘Kona Waves’, TB, 2005; and ‘Persian Queen’, AB, 2006.
  • Jim Begley, Santa Rosa, CA, My Wild Iris Rows.
  • Lois Belardi (1918–2007), Lois Belardi Introductions.
  • Barbara, Brianna and Ross Be Vier, My Wild Iris Rows, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Anna and David Cadd, Cadd’s Beehive Iris Gallery, Healdsburg, CA.
  • Glenn Corlew (1925–2010) ‘Hybridizer Glenn Corlew.’
  • Roger Duncan, Superstition Iris Gardens, Cathey’s Valley CA.
  • Mary Dunn (1930–1997) ‘The Ladies of SLI.’
  • Joe Gatty (1923–1992). ‘Joe Gatty's iris of Lovely Form’
  • Joe Ghio, Bayview Iris, view current introductions, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Douglas Kanarowski, Mariposa Iris, Mariposa, CA.
  • Fred Kerr, Rainbow Acres, North Highlands, CA.
  • Virginia Keyser, hybridized ‘Ziggy’ TB, introducted in 1997 by Bill Maryott.
  • Elana Laborde, hybridized ‘Grandma’s Pajamas’ TB, introducted in 2002.
  • Bill Maryott, Freedom, CA, hybridized ‘That’s All Folks’, TB, 2005, 2013 Dykes Award winner.
    Bill is not currently hybridizing iris, ‘That’s All Folks’ was introducted by Joe Ghio, Bayview Iris.
  • Lesley and John Painter, Napa Country Iris Garden, Napa, CA.
  • Shirley Trio-Probst & Riley Probst, Fleur de Lis Iris Gardens, Modesto, CA
  • Joyce Ragle, Sacramento, CA, introductions through Fleur de Lis Iris Gardens
  • Clara B. Rees ‘Notable Irisarians: Two Paragons in Fame: Clara Rees and Snow Flurry’ and ‘Clara and Ruth Rees: San Jose’s Iris Pioneers.’
  • Rick Tasco, Superstition Iris Gardens, Cathey’s Valley CA.
  • Bill Tyson, Coarsegold, CA, introductions through Fleur de Lis Iris Gardens