Welcome to BC Iris Society

We are a group of enthusiastic gardeners dedicated to enlightening fellow gardeners about the different types of irises for enhancing all landscapes.

Some BCIS Irises

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Coming in 2018

British Columbia Iris Society Iris Workshop Saturday May 19 2018 ~ 1:00 -2:30 pm

Completed in 2018

AIS Region 13 Spring Meeting May 11 – 13, 2018. Salem, Oregon

The Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society Annual Spring flower Show – April 20 & 21, 2018

AGM, March 24, 2018
If you weren’t at the BC IRIS Society Annual General Meeting on March 24th, you missed an excellent presentation from our Past President, a fellow who is often described as The Iris King of Canada. Ted has recently downsized his amazing Iris selling enterprise and gave attendees an excellent hour of his ‘favourite’ Iris of all descriptions, why he loves them and why he has loved Iris all his years. Here is a link to his presentation – it isn’t a perfect video at all, one of our members stepped up when the professional videographer hired didn’t show up. It starts out with low audio but gets much better! Want to feel the passion of one of the Iris family’s biggest fans? Set aside an hour, have a notepad with you, and enjoy the King of Irises in Canada talk about his favourites!.

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Newsletters & Bulletins

We are happy to share our passion and knowledge about Iris and we invite you to download and read our newsletters:

Winter 2018 (Vol. 13, No. 1)

Spring 2017 (Vol. 12, No. 2)

Winter 2017 (Vol. 12, No. 1)

Winter 2016 (Vol. 11, No. 1)

Spring 2015 (Vol. 10, No. 2)

Winter 2015 (Vol. 10, No. 1)

Summer 2014 (Vol. 9, No. 3)

Where to Buy Iris in British Columbia

If you are interested in purchasing local British Columbia Iris of all species, please use this information (you will find order form, prices, Irises information, etc):

· Marianne Unruh has a huge iris collection located in Falkland BC. She is now selling from established plants. Garden tours are available during bloom time of dwarf as well as tall bearded ones. A few historics are available, but mainly tall bearded, intermediate and dwarf varieties. Check out the comprehensive website at Iris Obsession

· Sage Hill Farm & Gardens, Penticton, BC

Lesia & Gerry Lalonde have a collection of approximately 200 bearded irises. Information on ordering, pricing, pickup dates and garden tours available by email: SageHillFarmGardens@gmail.com or by phone: 250-493-3828.

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Recent Works