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Spuria Iris Society Membership

The Spuria Iris Society, a section of the American Iris Society, was organized in 1952.Spurias will grow and bloom well in most areas of the country. Most modern hybrids are descendants of species found in Southern Europe and east throughout Afghanistan. Modern hybrids are respected for their ease of growth and enormous size. Their exquisite flowers are highly sought by both florists and arrangers.

Every year the Eric Nies Award is given for the best Spuria as voted on by AIS Judges. The first Nies Award was given in 1956 to WADI ZEM ZEM (Milliken '43).

The annual meeting of the Society is held each year in conjunction with the American Iris Society's national convention.

The Society publishes a Newsletter twice a year with articles on hybridizers, culture, information on gardens throughout the country and other items of interest. The Society maintains sets of slides available for rental use for local iris groups and garden clubs. The Society publishes The Spuria Iris Registrations and Introductions containing detailed information on all registered cultivars of Spuria, their hybridizers, parentages, and awards. Annual lists of new cultivars are printed in the Newsletter.

There are several types of SIS memberships. Listed below are the membership rates/selections. (Please note that membership information is not available here for local and regional societies. Check with AIS Regional VPs or local club leaders for those membership rates. See the Local Iris Societies listings on this website) 

You do not need a PayPal account to use this online subscription service. You may use a Visa, MasterCard, or a PayPal account to make your payment. All membership fees are payable in U.S. funds.

You may use the online payment system to purchase a new subscription or renew an existing one. When renewing, if you know your AIS membership number please include it. (It is listed on the address label of your AIS bulletin.)

If you wish to give the SIS membership as a gift please list the recipient's address as the shipping address and note the gift in the "Special Instructions." If you wish to make a donation to the SIS in the amount of a subscription, please tell us in the "Special Instructions" box.


SIS Regular Annual
US - $12
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SIS Regular Triennial
US - $30
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SIS E-member Annual
- $6
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SIS E-member Triennial
- $15
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SIS Overseas Annual
Non-US - $15
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SIS Overseas Triennial
Non-US - $40
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