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2021 ASI Seed Exchange Open!

Aril Society's annual seed exchange is open. This year there are approximately seventy seven types of aril and arilbred iris seed in the exchange. While the seed exchange and plant sale are open to ASI members only, memberships are available via ASI's on-line store for a modest annual price. The ASI store front page is at the following link:

Aril Society on-line store (2021)

For convenience a quick reference to this year's seed offering is at the page compact text-only seed list.

Seed lots are $2.00 USD each. Seeds shipped within Denmark carry $3.50 postage fee. Seeds going elsewhere in the world carry a $6.50 postage fee.

To view all seed exchange items, click on the phrase '2021 seed exchange item' in the cart's blue menu bar near the top of the page.

ASI members who have created cart accounts to use for prior seed exchange or plant sale may check out using those accounts. The cart will fill in shipping information for such members. Guest check out is available also. Using guest checkout there is no need to create a shopping cart user account.

Payment methods include PayPal, Paypal Express, and pay by check.

Questions and issues specific to seed exchange orders, such as availability and substitutions are best directed to Lars Hoepfner. Questions and issues regarding use of the cart can be directed to Ted Havelka and Lars Hoepfner.

- ASI Seed Exchange Volunteers


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.

Seed Sale Statistics

2016 seed sale

2015 seed list

2014 seed list

2013 seed list

2012 seed list

2011 seed list

2010 seed list

2009 seed list

2008 seed list

2007 seed list

2006 seed list

2005 seed list
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Created April 25, 1996 by Tom Tadfor Little.
Updated 2022 July 13 by Ted Havelka.

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