Sources for Species Irises


The following is a list of commercial suppliers of species Irises. The North American species offered are listed where known. Listing here is not an endorsement.


Rte. 1 Box 1472, Dept. A, California MO 65018
Catalog $3

Arrowhead Alpines
PO Box 857 Fowlerville MI 48836

Lowell Baumunk
10918 Sunshine Dr., Littleton, CO 80125
E-mail:, or send SASE for list
missouriensis, other species both beardless and bearded

Chuck Chapman Iris
RR #1, 8790 WR124, Guelph, ON, N1H 6H7, Canada
Catalog $2

Collier's Garden

PO Box 32, Lawson, MO 64062-0032
E-mail: Phone: 816-580-7116
versicolor, other species 

Collector's Nursery
16804 NE 102dd Avenue, Battleground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-574-3832

Contemporary Gardens
Box 534, Blanchard, OK 73010
Catalog $3
giganticaerulea, nelsonii

Croftway Nursery
Yapton Road, Barnham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 0BH England
E-mail:, Phone: (+44) (0)1243 552121 Fax: (+44) (0)1243 552125
EU countries only
setosa, versicolor hybrids other beardless species

Crystal Palace Perennials
P O Box 154, St. John IN 46373
E-mail:, Phone: 219-374-9419, Catalog $3
fulva, hexagona, nelsonii, versicolor, virginica
other beardless species

Elk Mountain Nursery
PO Box 599, Asheville, NC  28802
cristata, setosa, verna, versicolor, and other beardless species

Foxbrook Iris
90 Call Rd, Colrain MA 01340
E-mail:, List by e-mail only
cristata, setosa, virginica, virginica "shrevei", and other beardless species

Iris City Gardens (Good NANI species photos on this site!)
7675 Younger Creek Road, Primm Springs, Tennessee 38476-9618
E-mail:, Phone: 800-934-IRIS, 615-799-2179, Catalog free
cristata, fulva, hexagona, nelsonii, versicolor, virginica, setosa
other species beardless and bearded

Iris Country
6219 Topaz St. NE, Brooks OR 97305

The Iris Gallery
33450 Little Valley Road, Fort Bragg CA 95437
E-mail:, Phone: 800-757-IRIS or 707-964-3907 Catalog $1
douglasiana, fulva, hexagona, innominata, setosa

Isle of View Iris Garden

E-mail: Phone: 360-687-1567, or 877-290-3302
brevicaulis, fulva, nelsonii, prismatica, versicolor

Joe Pye Weed's Garden (Good NANI species photos on this site!)
337 Acton St., Carlisle MA 01741
E-mail:, Phone: 978-371-0173
cristata, prismatica, tridentata, verna, versicolor, virginica and other beardless species

Iris Haven
E-mail:, Phone: (02) 9144 3805
tridentata, virginica and other beardless species

Laurie's Garden
41886 McKenzie Hwy., Springfield, OR 97478
Lorena Reid introductions only, US only, Free list

Lousiana Nursery
5853 Highway 182, Opelousas LA 70570
E-mail:, Phone:318-948-3696, Catalog $4
brevicaulis, fulva, giganticaerulea, hexagona, nelsonii, versicolor, virginica
other beardless species and non-iris irids

Maryland Aquatics Nurseries
3427 North Furnace Road Jarrettsville, Maryland 21084
Email:, Phone (410) 557-7615, Fax (410) 692-2837
brevicaulis (? - the photo on their web page looks like virginica IMHO),versicolor, virginica and other beardless species

Munchkin Nursery
323 Woodside Dr. N.W., Depauw, Indiana 47115-9039
cristata, prismatica alba, verna and other beardless species

Nature's Garden
40611 Highway 226, Scio, OR 97374
Catalog $1

Nicholls Gardens
4724 Angus Dr., Gainsville, VA 20155-1217
Email:, Catalog $1
brevicaulis, douglasiana, fulva, hexagona, prismatica, setosa, versicolor, and virginica
other bearded and beardless species including carthalinae, graminea, japonica, lactea, laevigata and pseudacorus

North Pine Iris Gardens
PO Box 595, Norfolk, NE 68701
Catalog $1

Ohio Gardens
102 Laramie Road, Marietta, OH 45750-2533
Catalog $1

Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery
44305 Old Orchard Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 1A9, CANADA
E-mail: Phone (604) 792 9279
cristata, missouriensis, setosa, various Pacific coast species
other beardless species

Pine Ridge Gardens
832-I Sycamore Rd, London, AR 72847
E-mail: Phone: 501-293-4359 Catalog $1
brevicaulis, cristata, innominata, versicolor, virginica, tridentata
other beardless species

The Primrose Path
R.D. 2, Box 110, Scottdale, PA 15683
(412) 887-6756
cristata, lacustris, versicolor
other beardless species

Redbud Lane Iris Garden
R# 1 Box 141 Kansas, IL 61933
217-948-5478, Catalog $1
cristata, fulva, giganticaerulea, virginica
other beardless species

The Rock Garden
952 Viet Rd. Newport, WA 99156-9325
cristata, missouriensis and other beardless species

Roslyn Nursery
211 Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, NY
E-mail:, Phone: 516-643-9387
cristata (alba), setosa, verna, other beardless species

Rowden Gardens
Brentor, Nr. Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0NG, UK
(01822) 810275
other beardless species

We-Du Nurseries
Rt 5 Box 724, Marion, NC 28752-9338
E-mail:, Phone:828-738-8300
cristata, versicolor, virginica, virginica, virginica v. shrevei. (have offered others)
other beardless species

Wildwood Gardens
P.O. Box 250, Molalla, OR 97038-0250
E-mail:, Phone: 503-829-3102
Color catalog $3
douglasiana, fulva, prismatica, missouriensis, murrayanna, setosa, tenax, tenuis, versicolor, virginica
other bearded and beardless species


Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden
4628 Newlands St, Metairie, LA 70006
E-mail:, Phone: 504-465-6060                Brevicaulis, fulva, giganticaerulea
other beardless species


NEW!  SIGNA now offer online seed ordering.  Membership is not required after the member-only sales are complete in the spring.  See the link below!

Commercial Suppliers

Arrowhead Alpines
PO Box 857 Fowlerville MI 48836

Gardens North
5984 Third Line Road, N., North Gower, Ontario, Canada K0A 2T0
E-mail:,  Phone: (613) 489-0065, FAX: (613) 489-1208
Cristata, missouriensis, setosa var. canadensis, versicolor, other species

Rocky Mountain Rare Plants
1706 Deerpath Road Franktown, CO 80116-9462 USA
E-mail:, Fax (303) 660-6498.
Missouriensis, setosa var. nana and other beardless species.

Seed exchanges


The following groups offer native iris in their seed exchange programs. Membership is usually required.


North American Rock Garden Society

Society for Pacific Coast Native Irises (SPCNI)

Species Iris Group of North America (SIGNA)

SPCNI and SIGNA are sections of the American Iris Society (AIS). For membership information see the American Iris Society web site. Full membership in either requires AIS membership, but SIGNA will allow you to subscribe to its newsletter and participate in the seed exchange without being an AIS member. Both seed exchanges go out in mid-to-late December.

British Iris Society (BIS)

Enrollment Secretary: Mr. E.H. Furnival, 15 Parkwood Drive, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, United Kingdom, BB4 6RP, tel 011 44 1 753 817763, 3 year membership is $47US
Honourary Seed Distribution Officer: Mrs. M.V. Criddle 5 Stoneys Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh, Skegness Lincolnshire, United Kingodom, PE24 5LR

Germination Information


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Last modified 4/22/09.