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

Due to the Coronavirus, the SAN DIEGO IRIS SOCIETY will meet via Zoom until further notice.

Please stay safe and at home until the public health threat is under control.

Enjoy your irises which should be starting to bloom. If you want to post pictures of what is blooming in your garden, please post to the San Diego Iris Society Facebook Group page.

  • SDIS Zoom Meetings

  • (SDIS meets on Sundays at 1:00PM, unless otherwise noted)

January 10, 2021 (1:00 PM) - Presentation by Mary Hanson 'Naming Irises'

February 14, 2021 (1:00 PM) - Presentation on the Genetics of Broken Color Irises

March 14, 2021 (1:00 PM) - Presentation by Olga Batalov 'Fragrance in Irises'

April 11, 2021 (1:00 PM) - Share your iris garden photos

May 9, 2021 (1:00 PM) - Iris Roundtable Discussion

June 13, 2021 (1:00 PM) - Program TBD

SDIS members, please see the latest San Diego Iris Society Newsletter for the zoom meeting link.

  • SDIS IRIS SALES (To Be Confirmed)
    - Casa del Prado - Room 101, Balboa Park, San Diego

SDIS Fall Rhizome Sale 2021: September 11 & 12

SDIS Spring Show & Sale 2022: April 30 and May 1

SDIS Fall Rhizome Sale 2022: Aug 27 & 28


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