to the official
Canadian Iris Society (CIS) website
Who belongs to the Canadian Iris Society?
specialists, gardening experts and horticulturists are all members but the
Society is primarily for the amateur gardener who enjoys growing irises.
The Canadian Iris Society (CIS) is a non-profit
organization with the objective to encourage, improve and extend the
cultivation of the genus iris and to collaborate with other societies
for this purpose.
Love irises? Would you like to become a supporting member of the CIS?
Please go to the Membership area
of the CIS website for full information.
Thank you for being a CIS member.
Looking for a Canadian local or regional iris club/society?
other iris people in your own area. For
information on this please go to the Regional
Iris Societies area of the CIS website. Listed here you will
find local iris/regional iris societies listed by province, plus various special interest
iris societies with a focus on a specific type of iris.
2013 CIS Purchase Program:
**The 2013 program is now finished. Look for the 2014 version of this to be announced in early spring 2014.
The annual CIS Purchase Program is currently underway as of April 1, 2013. .
This year the CIS again offers a selection of special high quality iris plants for your growing pleasure. This program helps support the activity and function of the Canadian Iris Society (CIS) and its registered affiliates, a further plus is that you get yourself some very nice flowers at the same time too!
In the 2013 program we have a limited number of reblooming irises on offer that are specifically noted for reblooming in cooler climatic zones. These irises are marked in the listing with an R= reblooming.
All the program details are available now on the CIS website.
Go to the Iris Sales Events area and you can obtain a list of the available irises for 2013, a color mini-catalogue of the varieties and an order form.
Some varieties are already sold out, please check the sold out listing prior to placeing your order. The sold out listing is on the Iris Sales Events page of the website along with all the other sale details.
Happy Gardening in 2014!
CIS website updated:
January 18, 2014
Check the weather across Canada from coast to coast from here:
Forecast: ...we are moving rapidly towards real Springtime weather and gardening time!
... the days now get longer.
Spring officially begins with the vernal equinox at 12:57pm (EDT) on March 20, 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere. The Vernal Equinox brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures and the rebirth of flora and fauna. The word equinox is derived from Latin meaning “equal night.” The time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length.
CIS Newsletter: (November 2013)
The Autumn 2013 CIS Newsletter has been published and sent out to you if you are a current CIS member. As always, we hope that you will find the latest issue useful, interesting and informative. The CIS Newsletter is published four times per year. Click here for a sample look at one of our archived issues (Spring 2012).
CIS members receive the CIS Newsletter issues either electronically via
e-mail distribution or via regular postal mailing. Bonus of the electronic version is that it comes to you sooner and has full color
images throughout whereas the printed version is black and white only. You may change your preference any time by communicating your choice via
e-mail to the CIS Membership chairman: e-mail: email@example.com
If you are a CIS member and for some reason did not receive your issue please contact us. (via e-mail is best.) If you move or change e-mail address please let us know so we can keep your CIS Newsletter coming to you!
For information on becoming a member of the Canadian Iris Society (CIS)
please go to the membership area of the