Learn more about Louisiana irises by reading one of our many publications, past or present.

Fleur De Lis

The Fleur is the full-color publication for members of the Society published three times a year. Members receive a print copy in the mail. Usually running from 24 to 32 pages, the Fleur rivals any magazine of a comparable organization.

Special Publications

Special Publications have been issued every several years to members of the Society. The most recent issues will soon be available digitally. All are 6” X 8” printed color booklets except as noted.

History of Hybridizing

A collection of articles covering the first hybridizers in Louisiana, the groups in Shreveport, Lake Charles, and California. Plus, the four giants, Arny, Davis, Chowning, and Mertzweiller. 99 pages.

Over a Half Century of Progress

Articles on Judging, Hybridizing, and Culture. 86 pages.

Louisiana Iris Hybridizers, 1985 – 2010

A profile of 22 hybridizers and their work, including pictures of a few of their best irises. 99 pages.

Memorial Publication: Marie Caillet, 1915 – 2010

A beautiful 52-page, 8 ½ X 11 booklet. A tribute to the founding member who was the heart of the Society for seventy years. Includes extensive iris photography. 52 pages

Books About the Louisiana Iris

The Louisiana Iris: The Taming of A Native American Wildflower, 2nd Edition

Society for Louisiana Irises, 2000. Hardback, 213 pages.

Other Items

Checklist of Registered Irises

The Checklist  on a Flash Drive is a Filemaker runtime database file that permits searches by cultivar attributes such as name, date of introduction, hybridizer, parentage, and much more. Pictures are included when available. The database goes back to 1920. Although the SLI Checklist is in PC format only, the flash drive contains a file that enables the free download of Filemaker Pro Go from the App Store, which in turn allows use of the Checklist on an IPhone or iPad.

SLI News

SLI News is an occasional newsletter of the Society. It is sent by email attachment to members who provide email addresses.