Welcome to the official Iris Society of Dallas (ISD) Website
Come join us for a year of exciting programs and
events centered around our favorite flower - the IRIS. See our
activities posted below.
If you missed our 2015 sales, we will have potted
iris for sale at our Show on April 23, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran
Church, on the west side of March Lane between Forest and
Northaven. Pictures will be posted closer to event date.
Stay tuned for pictures and dates for our Fall
The IrisWIKI also has many informative articles
on types or irises, hybridizer bios and other iris
information as well as a link to the American Iris Society
If you are looking for a picture and description
of an iris you bought previously or may be interested it,
please go to The American Iris Society and select Iris
Encyclopedia or click this direct link, Iris WIKI, to find them by
Click on Search Iris Database, then on
Check the boxes for Topic Title and All Public
Webs next to SEARCH WHERE.
This sets the parameters for all the searches
you do during the current session.
Unfortunately, those settings cannot be
saved, and you must reset them each time you enter the
Enter the name of the iris you are
looking for in the SEARCH box and click the SEARCH button.
The search is not case
sensitive, but it does require proper spelling.
Punctuation is not allowed
- Dillon's Parka should be entered as Dillons Parka.
Partial name searches are
allowed, and all iris names containing the entered words will be
Click on the name you are
looking for and the full desctiption and pictures, if any, will
Click on a picture to
bring up a larger view.
To do another search, use your browser's
"back" function to back up through the pages until you see
SEARCH box page again. Enter the
new name and repeat the above.
"Meetings & Programs" are generally on the third Sunday at 3:00
p.m., at North Haven Gardens. Refreshments
served. "North Haven Gardens" is located at 7700
Northaven Rd., which is two blocks west of North Central Expressway
and about 1/2 mile south of Forest Lane. See them at http://www.nhg.com/
The club does not meet during the summer months of June, July
and August. Our April meeting is our IRIS SHOW. The December
"meeting" is our Winter Holiday Party.
Meeting at 3 PM followed by the program
The Beauty of Louisiana Irises
Louisiana iris grower and hybridizer Ron Killingsworth, from Mooringsport, LA will be our guest speaker. He will present a program on the diversity and beauty found among the only iris species native to the North American continent.
1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Judges Training Class - Louisiana Irises
Ron Killingsworth, iris judge and hybridizer from Mooringsport, Louisiana will give a 2 hour training class on Louisiana irises. You do not have to be a judge or be studying to be a judge to attend. Judges training is a great way to learn about irises and see them from a judges viewpoint, which can make choosing quality irises for your garden easier.
There is a cost to take this training - $5.00.
No meeting in December
There will be no regular meeting of The Iris Society of Dallas in December.
This is the club's Holiday Party month.
Plants of the Holy Land
Peggy Consolver will tell us all about the plants that grow in the Holy Land. Irises - oncocyclus and regelia species and their hybrids among them.
||North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Road
President of the Novelty Iris Society, Bonnie Nichols, will tell us all about those irises that are referred to as "novelty". These include:
Space Age irises - those with additional petaloids at the end of the beards which can be horns, flounces, tatters or pompoms
Broken Color irises - ones where it looks like a mad artist splattered the blooms with another color creating no two blooms alike
Flatties - irises with 6 falls and no standards that lay flat like a saucer
Multipetal irises - those having more than the normal 3 standards and 3 falls
Variegated foliage - irises with leaves streaked either white, yellow or purple, and purple based foliage (PBF) - where at least the base of the stalk is shaded purple
||North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
More ISD Information
For more information about the Iris Society of Dallas please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org