Novelty iris are iris that do not naturally fall within one of the current categories of Iris developed by the American Iris Society. Some examples of Novelty Iris are: Space Age Iris, Flatties and Broken Color irises.
Space Age Iris at Iriswarehouse - Iriswarehouse offers a large variety of inexpensive, discounted space age iris. What are space age iris? Space Age Iris have horns, spoons or flounces.
What are horns? Horns are appendages that extend from the end of the iris beard. Iris horns are a spear like addition that is not found on most iris.
What is a spoon? A spoon is a horn that is flat (resembling a spoon, hence the name, "spoon").
What is a flounce? If the tip of the horn is split or ruffled (that resembles flower petals), this is called a "flounce".. Broken Color irises are irises that have patches of color that resemble "tie-dying".
Flatties: are irises that have falls and standards that are "FLAT".
The American Iris Society (AIS) in June 2015, established a new iris section, called the "NOVELTY IRIS SOCIETY." Anyone interested in "space age" iris (iris with horns, spoons or flounces), "flattie" or "broken color irises" or iris that just do not "FIT" the traditional iris society categories may wish to join the new Novelty Iris Society. The new group already has some wonderful, excited officers and promises a newsletter. Please refer to the American Iris Society for further information.