Greeting from Cascadia Iris Gardens!
Ordering is now closed for 2013.
Please visit our web site after the new year to see our offerings for 2014, including new introductions.
2012 was a wild year for us. After we purchased our new home to increase our growing area from 1 acre to 5 acres, Patrick spent many weeks over 6 months moving about 2,000 iris to our new property. Not only were we trying to get everything moved before first frost and preparing our old house for sale, we had to deal with an extended dry period (nearly 2 months) that added extra stress to the newly transplanted iris. As spring 2013 begins, we look forward to seeing new growth and finding out how well our plants survived the move.
We now have plenty of room to expand the varieties of iris we offer, increase Patrick's hybridizing efforts, and provide room for other area hybridizers to grow some of their best seedlings. We are mid-way through receiving an historic collection of Japanese iris from some very good friends of ours. We have many seedlings: Patrick's Japanese and Pacific Coast, as well as Carla Lankow's Sino-Siberians and Cal-Sibs (that amazing cross between the Sino-Siberians and Pacific Coast iris). We are also beginning production of a few select Bearded iris for future sale.
This year we are thrilled to offer the latest introduction from Jean Witt. Last year, Jean received the prestigious Hybridizers Medal from the American Iris Society. Please look for her new Cal-Sib iris 'Fauxmo' on the New Introductions page. This iris was named for its resemblance to the species Iris missouriensis.
Because of our move, we can offer only fall shipments this year. We need to see how well our plants survived before we can ship them. This also means that varieties we offer for sale this year may change from what we list in our catalog (in preparation). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
We look forward to offering you a full selection of iris and shipping dates, as well as several new introductions, in 2014.
Patrick & Margaret
We are located in Lake Stevens, Washington, and we are open by appointment only. So, if you are in the area and would like to schedule a visit, please contact Patrick at Patrick@CascadiaIrisGardens.com or give him a call at 425-610-4908.