Welcome to the

San Diego Iris Society

Welcome! General meetings of the San Diego Iris Society are held the second Sunday from October to June at 1:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, meetings will be conducted by ZOOM until further notice. Please see the latest email from Claire Schneider for details.

Interested in joining our friendly society? Click here to download the membership form, or contact membership@sandiegoirissociety.org.

All San Diego Iris Society sponsored events are free and open to the public.

For more information about these events, please contact the San Diego Iris Society by email at info@sandiegoirissociety.org.

New to SDIS? Welcome!

Click here to read the Orientation document to get you started making the most of your new membership.

  • For information on how to join our friendly society and receive our monthly newsletter, see SDIS Membership

  • Check out Iris Info for interesting articles and gardening tips on how to grow and hybridize your own irises

  • SDIS Marketplace features our members' businesses which offer products and services related to irises

  • Board Members lists current officers and committees


2021 Meetings & Special Events

Our first in-person meeting in over a year and a half (since March 2020) will be on October 10th at the Lakeside Historical Society. Please note that there will not be a potluck at this meeting, and masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Breakthrough cases are very real and pose a risk to our more vulnerable friends and family. The agenda of this meeting will be our annual members-only auction of newer introductions that were dug from the last Region 15 spring trek gardens and redistributed to Region 15 affiliate clubs. Janis Shackelford is also contributing some newer introductions. Proceeds from this sale will go to Region 15. Photos of the auction irises are in the newsletter. Since most of these are newer irises, all 2018+ introductions will have a starting bid of $8.

  • SDIS Meetings

  • (SDIS meets the second Sunday at 1:00PM, unless otherwise noted)

October 10th (Sunday) - Members Only Iris Rhizome Auction (NO POTLUCK)

Agenda: Members Only Iris Rhizome Auction (if you want to bid, join SDIS!)

Lakeside Historic Society, 1 to 3 PM

9906 Maine Ave., Lakeside, CA

November 14th (Sunday)

Program: TBD

Lakeside Historic Society, 1 to 3 PM

9906 Maine Ave., Lakeside, CA

December 12th (Sunday)

- Holiday Party TBD

All in-person meetings and sales arecontingent on pandemic guidelines at the time of the event. As of this writing, masks must be worn indoors by all, regardless of vaccination status. You may bring snacks to eat outside, but unlike previous meetings there will not be a potluck, again for safety.

SDIS members, please see the latest San Diego Iris Society Newsletter for details.

  • AIS Zoom Events for AIS and SDIS Members

  • For the most current information, visit: https://www.irises.org/news-events/

  • Each webinar starts at 5:30 PDT and will last 60-90 minutes, with a Q&A session at the end.

  • Wednesday, September 1st

  • - "An Introduction to Growing Pacific Coast Irises" by Bob Sussman, president of Society for Pacific Coast Native Iris

  • Wednesday, September 8th

  • - "Beauty from the Past, Saved for the Future" by Wendy Scott, president of the Historic Iris Preservation Society (HIPS)

The Prescott Iris Round-Up, will held by the Prescott Area Iris Society on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Featuring Jim Hedgecock, Iris hybridizer and owner of Comanche Acres Iris Gardens

Presentation: "Shoot-out at the Iris Corral - Tall Bearded versus Spuria"

Time to put on your cowboy boots and meet up for the 2021 Fall Conference! We are rarin' to go and looking forward to welcoming you to "Everyone's Hometown' - Prescott, Arizona.

Integrated Pest Management

Click here to view the Presentation by Olga Batalov to the San Diego Iris Society on March 10, 2019.

Camera Fun with Irises

Click here to view the Presentation by Olga Batalov to the San Diego Iris Society on March 8, 2020.

Lynda Miller, Iris Hybridizer

Click here to read about Lynda Miller's presentation

to the San Diego Iris Society on February 9, 2019

about her iris hybridizing activities in Oregon.

Featured photo is intermediate bearded iris 'Concertina' growing in Jim and Edith Schade garden in Ramona, CA. HTBphotos by John and Katharina Notarianni