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2018 ASI Seed Exchange Open

ASI's 2018 seed exchange is open. This year there are nearly fifty types of aril and arilbred iris seed available.The shopping cart will ask seed purchasers for shipping address and desired method of payment. Seed buyers will be able to pay at order time via PayPal, and alternately be able to pay "on delivery" with a check sent to the ASI treasurer upon receipt of seeds ordered.

Here is a link to Aril Society International's on-line store:

*  ASI Store - 2018 Seed Exchange

A quick reference to this year's aril and arilbred iris seeds offering is further along this page:

*  2018 seed list quick reference

While seedling plants are varied and not predictable in their colors and form, we are including photos of seed parent plants when they are available. These photos are meant for reference, and not to guarantee what seedling plants will look like.

Some seed items are available in greater quantities, and some in small quantities. Our shopping cart doesn't have an official way to specify substitutions, but during check-out steps there is a place to add notes about shipping instructions. Seed substitutions can be entered here. Buyers are also welcome to e-mail Lars Hoepfner to give their acceptable seed substitutions to their 2018 orders. Cart difficulties? Please send e-mail to Ted Havelka and include a desciption of the problem.



The top-of-page timeline roughly outlines the Seed Sale progress from month to month. Specific deadlines vary from year to year and are established by the chairman. Participation is open to members only.

The rules for the seed exchange are as follows:
  • All members of ASI are allowed to take part in the seed exchange.
  • The seed will be sold for $2.00 per portion. A portion would as a minimum include 5 seeds.
  • Donors have first priority to choose seed until two weeks after the seedlist has been published.
  • Donors are allowed to get five portions of seed free of charge.
  • Non-donors have second priority to the seed (two weeks after the seedlist has been published).
  • Orders are treated as first come, first served. Payment for seed and postage will go to the treasurer.
All kinds of aril seed are welcome, including seed from open-pollinated seedpods. Please use the following notation when you mark the seed portions you donate:
  • OP = Open pollinated
  • HP = Hand pollinated
  • CW = Collected wild
Please tell us what kind of aril or arilbred plant, too, using the standard notation: O, OH, OG, RC, R, RH, OB+, OGB+, RB+, OB, OGB, RB, OB-, OGB-, RB-.

If you are using your own code (many hybridizers are), please tell me about your code.

No portion of seed is too small!!!!

The deadline for sending seed to the seed exchange program is September 1st. If your seed is not ready at that time, please send me a note telling me what you are expecting to donate.

Put all your marked envelopes (for example 11cm x 16cm) in a larger envelope and send your donation to me:
  • Lars Høpfner
    Langengen 38, Svorgerslev
    4000 Roskilde
NB: I don't have any restriction on receiving seed from anywhere in the world!

'Jallab' photo by Rick Tasco. 'Nordic Sky' photo by Lowell Baumunk.

Quick reference to ASI's 2018 seed exchange items:

1irisOacutiloba ssp lineolataBID2018
2irisOatropurpurea C.W. 2008YUS2015
3irisOhaynei 2011YUS2015
6irisOparadoxa atrataBID 2018
7irisOparadoxa v. paradoxaBID2018
8irisOB-Omar The Tentmaker x OPWEW2018
9irisOGBAbsolom's Treachery x OPWEW2018
10irisOGBAlright Already x OPWEW2018
11irisOGBCanticle For Caroline x OPWEW2018
12irisOGBEnchanter's Spell x OPWEW2018
13irisOGBFire In The Hole x OPWEW2018
14irisOGBGo Big Red x OPWEW2018
15irisOGBHoney Not Tonight x OPWEW2018
16irisOGBOnlooker x OPWEW2018
17irisOGBPower In The Blood x OPWEW2018
18irisOGBSandflush x OPWEW2018
19irisOGBSheik x OPDEH2017
20irisOGBUndying Love x OPWEW2018
21irisOGB-Sajjetta x OPWEW2018
22irisOGB- Signal Butte x OPWEW2018
23irisOGB+32/13 cl2 ((Lancer x Desert Diamond) x OGB Khyber Pass) x hoogiana v. albaLH2018
24irisOGB+Mondsee x hoogiana v. albaLH2018
25irisOH((camillae x onco) x (sib-A010 x A009)) x kirkwoodii calcareaDEH2017
26irisOH(haynei hybrid x similar hybrid - P. Toolan) x kirkwoodii calcareaDEH2017
27irisOH(HC43 x nigricans) x OPDEH2017
28irisOH(IGM 2045 x urmiensis) IGM 2045PG2017
29irisOH(mariae x haynei hybrid - P. Toolan) x atropurpureaDEH2017
30irisOH(mariae x haynei hybrid) x kirkwoodii calcareaDEH2017
31irisOHacutiloba ssp lineolata x grossheimiiBID2018
32irisOHIGM 2045 x hermonaPG2017
33irisOHkirkwoodii x (kirkwoodii x iberica ssp elegantissima)DEH2017
34irisOHPT1701 susiana like x ASI10/86 paradoxa MB FrancePT2017
35irisOHPT1707 kirkwoodii like x ASI10/86 MB FrancePT2017
36irisOHPT1715 susiana hybrid (fawn background dark brown spots x mini onco 1st rowPT2017
37irisOHPT1717 PT9843(susiana hybrid x ?) x PT0010(jordana x hermona hybrid (yellow tones))PT2017
38irisOHPT1718 PT0010(jordana x hermona hybrid (yellow tones)) x PT0722 (samariae hybrid yellow form x samariae hybrid yellow form)PT2017
39irisOHPT1721a PT0416(haynei hybrid x sibling) x 26. hermona dark formPT2017
40irisOH"PT1724 PT0926(mariae hybrid x self (light yellow brown; large black signal; large)) x (samariae hybrid yellow form) x?)"PT2017
41irisRBHigh Sierra Snow x OPWEW2018
42irisRC(Tadzhiki Eclipse x Ballalaika music) x OrionROM2018
43irisRCkirkwoodii x (kirkwodii x korolkowii)PG2017
44irisRCOrion x Tadzhiki EclipseROM2018
45irisRCOrion x Turkish DancerROM2018
46irisRCTeucros x ibericaROM2018
47irisRCWerckmeister's Beauty x RH Coffee RiverLH2018
48irisRCWerckmeister's Beauty x RH VeraLH2018
49irisRC korolkowii x paradoxa Lake SevanROM2018
50irisOparadoxa atrataROB2018
53irisOnigricans OPMOA2018

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Created April 25, 1996 by Tom Tadfor Little.
Updated 2018 November 11 by Ted Havelka.

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