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 sales.

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 website.

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 name.
     Click on Search Iris Database, then on WebSearchAdvanced.
     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 site. 
     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 listed.
         Click on the name you are looking for and the full desctiption and pictures, if any, will display.
         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 the
     SEARCH box page again.  Enter the new name and repeat the above.  

Activities for 2015

"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.

November 15
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.
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven RD
Dallas, TX
Dell Perry seandelirises@yahoo.com
November 15
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.
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX
Dell Perry seandelirises@yahoo.com or Bonnie Nichols bjnhtn@aol.com
December 20
3:00 PM
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.
January 17
3:00 PM
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
Dallas, TX
February 21
3:00 PM
Novelty Iris
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
Dallas, TX

More ISD Information

For more information about the Iris Society of Dallas please email us at info@irises-dallas.org