The Review


The Review of the Society for Japanese Irises
The Review

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(Note the below articles Iris Kaempferi and Japanese Iris are used interchangeably as the correct usage name of Iris ensata was not recognized until later, see 1968 Oct.-Vol5-N2)


  • Japanese Iris-Swearengen
  • First Japanese Iris Show-Hazzard
  • Classification of Japanese Irises-Hirao
  • Tetraploids-Fay
  • Growing and Showing-Hazzard
  • The new Look-Westmeyer


  • Hybridizing-Payne
  • Storing Pollen-Swearengen
  • Preparation of the Iris Beds-Swearengen
  • Tetraploid-Steiger
  • Growing in Iowa-Foley
  • Judging-Payne
  • Japanese Iris Around the World-Hirao


  • A Page Out of History-Swearengen
  • Pot Culture-Hirao
  • Japanese Iris Show-Hazzard
  • Gardens in Terre Haute-Crist
  • Soil Acidity-Swearengen


  • Experiences in Breeding-Hazzard
  • Wildflower-Warburton
  • Across the Years-Swearengen
  • Classification-Westmeyer


  • Photographing Japanese Irises-Payne
  • Japanese Iris in California-Maddocks
  • You Too Can Put on a Show-Westmeyer
  • Breeding Diagrams-Payne


  • How to Succeed with Japanese Irises-Swearengen
  • Japanese Iris in West Virginia-Aultz
  • ‘Numazu’-Hazzard
  • Culture of Japanese Iris in Japan-Ito


  • Show at Terre Haute-Hayes Jr.
  • Payne Garden-Warburton
  • Swearengen Garden-Warburton
  • Ouweneel Garden-Hazzard
  • Isle Garden-Hazzard
  • Breeding Diagrams-Payne


  • Pot Culture-Craig
  • Robin Gleanings


  • Excerpts From My Diary (Japan Visit) -Payne
  • Japanese Iris “Blight”
  • Japanese Iris in Kyoto-Horinaka


  • Studies of the Genus Iris in Japan-Tomino


  • Japanese Iris in South California-Carrington
  • They Bloom in the Summer-Day
  • Beginners Luck with Japanese Iris-Rich
  • Pot Culture-Isle
  • Diseases and Pests
  • The Payne Award-Swearengen
  • Kaempferi vs Ensata vs Laevigata


  • Japanese Iris in Milwaukee-Protzman
  • Higo Type Japanese Iris and the Standards by which they are Judged in Japan-Craig
  • Other Comments on Japanese Irises-Craig
  • Kaempferi vs Ensata vs Laevigata Cont’d
  • The Significance of Japanese Names for Iris-Reed


  • 1969 AIS Convention-Gunther
  • Japanese Iris Notes-Gunther
  • Kaemferi vs Ensata vs Laevigata Cont’d
  • Growing Japanese Iris in the Deep South-Hamilton
  • Dr. George M. Reed
  • Swan Lake Iris Garden


  • Japan 1969-Davidson
  • Lime and Drought Resistant Tetraploid Iris-Steiger
  • Two Tourist’s Observations on Japanese Iris in Japan


  • 1970 AIS Convention
  • First Auction for Apogon Irises-Warburton
  • Creating New Japanese Iris Varieties
  • To Cross or To Hybridize
  • In Hybridizing be Bold-Spence
  • Bill Gunther Report (Branching and Sequential Bloom)


  • ¬†Arlie Payne 1881-1971
  • Effort to Introduce Tetraploidy in Japanese Iris-McEwen
  • The Japanese Iris in Australia Today, Part 1-Raabe, Part 2-Sutton
  • Iris kaempferi X Iris pseudacorus


  • The 1971 AIS Convention
  • The Japanese Iris Book-Hirao, Kuribayashi
  • Tender Loving Culture of Japanese Iris
  • Iris kaempferi vs Iris laevigata
  • Enzymes as Germination Aids


  • Annual Meeting-Westmeyer
  • The 1972 Apogon Auction-Westmeyer
  • Nematodes in Japanese Iris-Hager
  • The Japanese Iris Book Review-Gunther
  • Intensive Care Section-Ouweneel


  • Hybridizing Japanese Iris-Hazzard
  • Crossing Iris kaempferi and Iris pseudacorus-Hirao
  • Visit Japanese Iris Gardens-Listed Open Gardens


  • Meet Your Officers
  • How Would You Record a Good Seedling- Field Note Outline from Payne
  • 1972 Rebloom Report
  • Nematodes-Reprint from A.H.S.
  • 1972 Tetraploidy Report-McEwen


  • Factors Influencing Germination of Japanese Iris Seed-McEwen
  • Japanese Iris with Five-Day Blooms-Ackerman
  • How Effective are Biological Controls-Carleton


  • Efforts To Introduce Tetraploidy Into Japanese Iris-McEwen
  • A Funny Thing Happened When The Gophers Came-Cleaves


  • Japanese Iris in Japan-Eberhardt
  • Iris Photography-Eberhardt


  • Landscape Planting of Japanese Iris-Payne
  • Iris Kaempferi vs Iris ensata-cont.
  • Regional Growing Reports


  • Questionnaire Summary-Hambree
  • Garden Companions with Japanese Iris-Davidson
  • Dr. Currier McEwen Report Tetraploid-McEwen


  • A Japanese Iris Garden in Switzerland-Sir Smithers
  • Pot Culture of Japanese Irises-Hirao
  • Tender Loving Culture of Japanese Irises
  • Yellow Japanese Iris?
  • Regional Reports


  • Iris pseudacorus x Irie kaempferi Hybrids
  • The Magnificent Higo Iris-Kokich (Auckland, NZ)
  • Photographing Flowers in Color-Clark
  • Tetraploidy (Updated Report)-McEwen


  • Hooked on Japanese Iris-Rawdon
  • Why and How Japanese Iris Show-Hazzard
  • Lesson ’76 (Growing at the Pond vs Field)-Ouweneel


  • Iris Kaempferi in Japan
  • Progress Report Tetraploidy 1977-McEwen
  • Lesson ’77 (species cross hybrids)-Ouweneel
  • Kalamazoo Japanese Iris Show-Miller
  • Annual Meeting of the SJI at AIS Convention Memphis-Burton
  • Japanese Iris Show Summerville S.C.
  • Rebloom Report-McEwen
  • Regional Reports


  • Seiwa-en, Missouri Botanical Garden-Eisley
  • What We Have to Judge-Abell
  • News from¬† British Iris Society-Hewitt
  • Report from Huntsville, AL-Ross


  • Wages of Neglect-Abell
  • Progress of Tetraploidy-McEwen
  • Rebloom? Continuing Bloom?-McEwen
  • Observations of Fertilizers in the Culture of Japanese Iris Seedlings-Paolucci


  • Success in Forcing Japanese Iris-Bowden
  • Japanese Iris Blue (Color Film)


  • Performance of Japanese Iris in Soils of Different PH-McEwen
  • Nematode Control
  • A Note Regarding Rebloom-McEwen
  • Control of Couch Grass-Bowden
  • Japanese Iris in the Low Country (S.C.)-Burton


  • Correspondence Letters 1961-1970-Hirao and Payne
  • Denver Botanical Garden-Japanese Iris Planting-Kuesel
  • South Carolina-The Japanese Iris State?


  • South Carolina Tour, Show, and Test Garden-Weber
  • Update on Rebloom-McEwen
  • Obituary Lorenzo Paolucci-McEwen


  • Extending the Bloom Season and Prolonging Flower Longevity-Ackerman, Williams
  • Bee Warburton Writes (Natural Mutations)
  • Seed Size of Miniature Japanese Iris-McEwen


  • Growing Japanese Iris in Colorado-Clark
  • Show Reports


  • Symbolism in Ikebana-Paquet
  • Show Reports


  • Staging A Flower Show-Paquet
  • Dr. McEwen Writes (Damage to leaf and roots)
  • Show Reports

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