Iris Information

Learn More About Iris

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 Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Cascadia Iris Gardens Tours

Pierce County Iris Society
Tacoma, WA
January 8, 2019
Siberian Iris

King County Iris Society
Seattle, WA
February 4, 2019
New Zealand Iris Society National Convention

Sammamish Garden Club
Bellevue, WA
February 12, 2019
Iris - A Flower for All Seasons

Bellevue Garden Club
Bellevue, WA
March 4, 2019
Iris - A Flower for All Seasons

Poulsbo Garden Club
Poulsbo, WA
March 9, 2019
Iris - A Flower for All Seasons

Redmond Garden Club
Redmond, WA
March 12, 2019
Iris - A Flower for All Seasons

Bellevue Demonstration Garden
King County Master Gardeners Saturday Workshop
April 6, 2019
How to Grow Iris


Snohomish County Master Gardeners
June 6

Snohomish County Master Gardeners
July 2

Open Garden Days

Iris 101 series of classes

Come visit us on the following dates to see what's blooming in our gardens. We've scheduled days throughout our bloom season so you can experience the variety and sequence of iris bloom. We will be open each of these days from 10:00 am until 4:00pm. If these days don't fit your schedule, please contact Patrick to schedule a private visit.

Iris 101 - The World of Irises
An introduction to the wonderful variety in the world of irises
Class limited to 20 people

Saturday, June 1
Take a tour through the Cascadia Iris Gardens beautiful display beds and production rows to learn about the vast variety of irises we can grow in the Puget Sound. Hear about the cultural needs of each type of iris and how to grow them successfully in your garden.

Click here to open the Iris 101 - The World of Irises reservation form.
Print it out, fill in the bottom portion and return it to us with your payment to reserve your spot.

May - You will see Bearded Iris, Siberian Iris and more

Saturday May 11

Sunday May 26

TB Gypsy Lord

Iris 101 - Culture
How to Dig, Divide and Replant Bearded Iris
Classes limited to 20 people

Bearded Iris - Saturday August 10
Bearded Iris - Saturday September 21

Learn when and how to properly care for your beardless irises. The classes will have lecture time and "hands on" opportunities. Class size will be limited. Please register early to ensure you are not left out. Classes will be held Rain or Shine.

Click here to download the Iris 101 - Culture reservation form. Print it out, fill in the bottom portion and return it to us with your payment to reserve your spot.

 June - You will see Sino-Siberian Iris, Spuria Iris and more.

Saturday June 8

Saturday June 22

Sino Sib Dotted Line
Iris 101 - Hybridizing
How to Dig, Divide and Replant Bearded Iris
Class limited to 10 people
This is a 2 part class. Both sessions are required.

Selecting and Hybridizing the Irises - Saturday June 1
Harvesting and Planting Your Seeds - Saturday September 21

Learn the ins, outs and secrets of hybridizing irises. We will cover a bit about genetics, some hybridizing strategies, and the physical steps needed to successfully hybridize an iris.

Click here to download the Iris 101 - Hybridizing reservation form. Print it out, fill in the bottom portion and return it to us with your payment to reserve your spot.

July - You will see Japanese Iris

For more information, you can join one of these organizations:

King County Iris Society
Society for Japanese Irises
Society for Siberian Irises
American Iris Society

Sunday July 6

Saturday July 14

 JI Shining Prince

 Growing Instructions

We have pulled together growing instructions for many of the irises we grow. Please select from the list below. Most are specific to our Puget Sound area of Washington State. For specific directions local to your area, or if you do not find what you are looking for, feel free to email Patrick. He is happy to help you grow these successfully.

Growing Japanese Iris Clump Growing Sino-Siberian Iris Sino Sib McKenzie Bruiser
Growing Siberian Iris Clump Growing Spuria Iris Clump
Iris - A Flower For All Seasons!

Click on A Flower For All Seasonsthis link to see a chart that shows how, by growing different types of iris, you can have irises blooming in your garden nearly year 'round.
Please note that your results may vary, depending on your local climate, soil type, etc.

‘I’ve have ordered a large number of iris over the past couple years from Cascadia. Patrick and Margaret have been stellar to work with. I’m very picky and they have been able to accommodate my requests and also keep me very well educated on iris culture. All of their iris I ordered were healthy and strong—every one came back the next year. The pictures of their iris are very accurate as well—no weird color treating. I will continue to work with CIG in the future! Thank you Patrick and Margaret!’

Jeremy M. Overland Park, KS

"I have purchased Japanese Iris from Cascadia Iris Gardens for the past 3 years. I have always received very healthy iris, whether I purchased them spring or fall. I have never been disappointed. That is why I always come back. I am looking forward to seeing their 2018 selection."

Linda M. Monroe, CT

© 2019 Cascadia Iris Gardens. All Rights Reserved.