Dwarf Iris Society

Arilbred Dwarfs

Although the primary focus of the Dwarf Iris Society is miniature dwarf bearded (MDB) irises, we also encourage interest in all types of small irises.

Arilbred dwarfs are defined as arilbreds less than 13 inches in height. As arilbreds, they fall under the purview of the Aril Society International.

Arilbred dwarfs may fall under any of the nine arilbred categories, and represent a wide range of ancestry including oncocyclus, Regelia, dwarf bearded, and tall bearded species.

Photo Gallery

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Aladdin's Gem

(Thoolen, 2002) OGB

photo: Tom Waters

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Barbarella

(Mathes, 1991) OGB

photo: Tom Waters

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Goblin Cantrip

(Waters, R. 2021) OGB-

photo: Tom Waters

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Goblin Orison

(Waters, R. 2021) OGB-

photo: Tom Waters

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Kelita Adah

(Rich, 1966) OB-

AIS photo

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Loudmouth

(Rich, 1970) OB-

photo: Tom Waters

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Tiny Pirate

(Rich, 1990) OGB-

photo: Tom Waters

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Topaz Talisman

(Jensen, 2015) RB

photo: Tom Waters

2020-2021 Symposium

Arilbred dwarfs were included in the 2020-2021 DIS symposium. Participants were asked to rate each iris they were familiar with on a scale of 1 to 5. Click on the name of an iris to view its page in the AIS Iris Encyclopedia.

rank cultivar number of ratings average rating
1 Abee Babee (Ransom, 2011) OGB- 1 5.0
1 Arcanum (Jensen, 2013) OGB- 1 5.0
1 Aladdin's Gem (Thoolen, 2002) OGB 1 5.0
1 Picaro's Prank (Jensen, 2019) OGB 1 5.0
1 Smoke with Wine (Boswell, 1981) OGB- 3 5.0
1 Topaz Talisman (Jensen, 2015) RB 2 5.0
7 Green Eyed Sheba (Boswell, 1984) OGB- 3 4.7
8 Loudmouth (Rich, 1970) OB- 3 4.3
8 Omar's Eye (Boswell, 2000) OGB- 3 4.3
10 Tiny Pirate (Rich, 1990) OGB 1 4.0
11 Abee Babee Bloo (Ransom, 2011) OGB- 1 3.0