Do you love irises and want to learn more about them? We are the Oregon Trail Iris Society (OTIS) and we meet at Center 50+ in Salem, OR
Welcome to OTIS!
We heartily congratulate Keith Keppel, winner of the 2018 Dykes Medal for his tall bearded iris 'Haunted Heart'
Standards pale pinkish grey-white (M&P 42-AB-1); style arms same, lavender lip; falls pinkish lavender-grey white ground heavily overlaid heliotrope grey (44-L-3) to lobelia violet (43-E-6) fine lining and texture veining, heaviest toward haft; beards light shrimp pink, light blue at end; light lace, heavy ruffling. Blyth seedling# N48-X: ('Royal Sterling' x Keppel seedling# 99-42Y: ('Last Laugh' x seedling# 95-49B: ('Électrique' x 'Romantic Evening'))) X Blyth N213: ('Hello It's Me' x 'Reckless In Denim').
Congratulations to Paul Black - THE COOK-DOUGLAS MEDAL Standard Dwarf Bearded irises for MY CHER and SASS MEDAL Intermediate Bearded irisesfor CAT IN THE HAT
Congratulations to Thomas Johnson - THE WILLIAM MOHR MEDAL Arilbred irises for SRI LANKA
Congratulations to Keith Keppel - THE FRED AND BARBARA WALTHER CUP for BLACK LIPSTICK and WISTER MEDAL for STRAWBERRY SHAKE (highest award given by The American Iris Society to a tall-bearded Iris)
Congratulations to Terry Aitken - THE SYDNEY B. MITCHELL MEDAL Pacific Coast Native irises for PACIFIC TAPESTRY
OTIS meetings have programs on new irises, different kinds of irises, and how to grow them. Our members consist of novices, average gardeners, experts, and commercial iris growers. Membership benefits include a newsletter, training by certified iris judges, and tips from iris experts. We put on a judged iris show with individual iris exhibits, as well as beautiful artistic displays.
Come to a meeting--VISITORS WELCOME! We’d like to meet you and answer your questions about irises and OTIS. Get acquainted with our Iris People--a fun group!