Welcome to Cascadia Iris Gardens!



For those of you who are new to the site, we are a specialty nursery featuring the diverse genus of plants known as Iris. We are pleased to offer a variety of irises suitable for most any environment you want to garden in. From short to tall, wet to dry or sun to shade, we have 300+ varieties for sale this year. We are also pleased to offer irises that will bloom throughout the year, given the optimal conditions and weather. Simply speaking, whatever your gardening challenges, we are happy to help find some irises to fill your desires.

For those of you who are returning, we certainly appreciate your support. You’ll find a few changes on the website, including more extensive culture information and an expanded selection of iris for sale. Visit during one of our open garden days or attend this year’s Society for Japanese Iris Convention to see all the changes in our garden.

This year we are pleased to offer an e-commerce option for your convenience. We hope this will streamline the ordering process and better allow us to keep you up to date on your order status. See our Ordering page for more information.

In addition to irises, we are offering a small but excellent collection of Daylilies (Hemerocallis) for sale this year. Though our listing is small this year, we have 150+ more varieties in propagation. As these other varieties increase in the next few years, we’ll keep adding more of them to our sales listing.

We have updated iris information throughout the website. Feel free to poke around and see what is new. We think it is all useful information that will help your new irises really thrive. If you’re not able to find the information you’re looking for, please contact us.

In a shameless, self-indulgent attempt to increase variety in our garden, we added a collection of more than 50 peonies last year. These came from good friends in Michigan, so the divisions were very large and healthy. We should have good bloom on first-year plants in May.

Thank you to all who have commented on our continuing wildlife stories. Please go to our Birds & Bees page for the 2016 updates. Margaret enjoys taking pictures of our local fauna. We hope you enjoy viewing them!

See you in the garden!

Patrick & Margaret 

 

Gallery: 2016slideshow

 

We are located in Lake Stevens, Washington, and except for our public Open Garden Days, we are open by appointment only. So, if you are local to western WA and would like to schedule a visit, please contact us.

 Join us for the 2017 Society for Japanese Iris Convention
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Cascadia Iris Gardens is proud to be the featured Guest Garden for the 2017 Society for Japanese Iris Convention.
Hosted by The King County Iris Society in late June, the SJI Convention will visit four Puget Sound gardens. CIG is hosting well over 100 guest irises grown just for this event. Many of the nation’s hybridizers will be in attendance, with Don Delmez presenting a 2 hour judges training session.
Don was recently awarded the American Iris Society Hybridizers Medal for many years of effort and contributions to the iris world. If you would like a deep delve into the world of Japanese Iris, click here to download a registration form.

Learn More About Iris

 > At your club

If you need a speaker for your horticulture club, let us know. We offer basic and advanced iris programs. Margaret is a prolific photographer, so there are lots of pretty pictures to “ooh” and “aah” over. Patrick loves to hear himself speak, and it gives him another excuse to leave the weeds in peace.  If Patrick is not the right person, we can connect you with someone who has the knowledge you are seeking.

Patrick’s 2017 Speaking Engagements

> In our garden

We will host four Open Garden Days:

  • April 29
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 1

These are a great chance to walk the garden with us and get all your iris questions answered. We can also host your club in our garden most weekends and occasional weekday evenings. Patrick is happy to wander the garden with your club members. Contact Patrick to schedule your appointment. Follow us on Facebook to get event reminders and updates.

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