WEST TEXAS (KWES) - The Permian Basin is home to two clubs dedicated to the beauty of the iris and how to cultivate them.

The West Texas Iris Society and the Permian Basin Iris Society both meet regularly to discuss growing and caring for your irises, as well as how to get them ready from the garden to the show.

Both clubs are part of the greater American Iris Society.

The Iris Societies will have shows that are free and open to enter for all, with prizes being awarded by the American Iris Society.

If you have a blooming iris stalk to submit for competition, check out the 41st Annual West Texas Iris Show on April 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in front of Dillard’s at the Old Navy entrance.

This year’s theme has been called “Your Bloomers Are Showing."

Another show will take place on April 20 at the Music City Mall.

If you would like to enter call 432-352-5483 or email debbie@loveirises.com if you have questions.

For more information on the American Iris Society you can click here.