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Iris Sales Events (updated April 14 2013)
2013 CIS Purchase Program
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!Details of the program are provided below.
Remember that to participate in this you need to be a current CIS member. Need to know more about becoming CIS member? To find out more about CIS membership, please go to the Membership area of the CIS website.
photo: TB iris Advanced Features (Aitken 2012) Rosewood standards, light blue falls with fine rosewood rim and bright tangerine beard. Round and ruffled, with three branches producing great show stalks - this iris is available in the 2013 sale
2013 Iris Sales
For 2013 the local iris sales will also take place as they have in previous years. These iris sale events are open to the public. We invite you to attend the annual CIS Iris Sale in August 2013 or another iris sale in your local area. See the section below for more details. Dates, times and location to be confirmed by organizers. These annual sales and auctions all help support the activity and function of the Canadian Iris Society (CIS) and its registered affiliates. To have your CIS affiliated iris sale/auction event listed, provide the event details and contact us via e-mail at email@example.com Details of the various sales events below.
2013 CIS Purchase Program
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!
Rebloomers for 2013. This year 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. Reblooming is a trait that has been identified in these irises. Reblooming is not a guaranteed occurrence as it very much depends on your local climatic conditions which can vary from year to year. These irises listed were selected from those irises with rebloom characteristics but additionally these have a tendency to an earlier rebloom. This is important to us in our more northern climate because if the rebloom cycle starts too late in the season it is often negated by frost. These picks provide you with a better chance at success with rebloomers in our cooler climate.
Perhaps try some of these and see how you make out. There are also regular blooming irises available in the sale.
The annual CIS Purchase Program will get underway on April 1, 2013.
Please take note that the CIS Purchase Program is reserved for current CIS members only. (if not a CIS member; see note below on how you can still participate by joining at the same time as you order)
Here is how it works: With this program you choose your special new irises from our 2013 listing, reserve them by prepaying for them now and then at the correct planting time later in the summer we ship them directly to your home. When your order is received the available plants are reserved for you. Order early for the best selection. All the plants are a limited supply and some of these go fast so do not delay! With the help of our iris friends at a major commercial iris garden we have available a selection of iris introductions and they are at great bargain prices compared to what you would normally pay. These will be top quality rhizomes that will be shipped directly to you! The plants on offer are American Iris Society (AIS) registered and named iris cultivars. Each will be clearly labeled and ready to pop into your garden. We will provide you with the info on the expected time of arrival once we have that information, but it will likely be near the end of July.
The plants listed will be sold on a first come first served basis to CIS members. Place your order by e-mail, phone or postal mail. If a plant is sold out we will notify you by phone or e-mail so you have a chance to change your order or cancel. Payment must be received before any shipment will be made.
The sale opening date: So that everyone has a fair and equal chance to review the listing and obtain the available plants, orders will only be received from April 1, 2013 onwards, the start date of the sale. There is not a fixed end date but as the items are limited in quantity your available selection will be greatly reduced as time progresses. Additionally, by the end of July or early August most transactions should be completed so that your plants have time to become established before cold weather/winter arrives.
Shipping Costs: Ontario: 1-10 rhizomes $9.00 | 11-20 rhizomes $14.00 | 21-30 rhizomes $19.00
Please send your order and payment by cheque or money order payable to the Canadian Iris Society.
All the 2013 program details, the order form and the iris listing.
Photos and descriptions of all the irises on offer are available in the special color mini-catalogue we have prepared for this event.
Out of stock items: As the sale progresses items will become unavailable. Every now and then we will update the listing below to show availability on an item by item basis. Sold out listing as of April 14, 2013:
Notes: Again please remember that to participate in this you need to be a current CIS member. Need to find out more information about becoming CIS member? ...please go to the membership area of the CIS website. If you are not a CIS member and wish to participate in the sale you may include the applicable CIS membership fee + membership form along with your order.
2013 Iris Sales
**These iris sale events are open to the public
A reminder to attend one of our annual iris sales/auctions coming up in 2013. You do not have to be a CIS member to attend one of these sales. These sales are open to the public. We welcome you to attend our sales/auction. Come out, say hello and pick up some really excellent high quality irises at one of these events. The plants on offer are American Iris Society (AIS) registered and named iris cultivars. Ask us about the iris for sale or feel free to ask iris growing questions and we'll be glad to advise and help. See you there.
Need to know more about becoming CIS member? To find out more about CIS membership, please go to the Membership area of the CIS website.
August 11 2013
The CIS Iris Sale is held as a fund raiser for the CIS and the sale is open to the public. The CIS relies on the generous donations from members of registered
AIS iris varieties for this CIS iris sale. Please ensure that the iris brought for the sale/exchange/trade are
correctly named AIS registered iris cultivars only please. Donations of
sale iris are gladly received. Your support of the CIS is appreciated. The sale info plus a short informative article on how to dig, prepare and
donate irises for the sale is available here:
August 2013 (exact date to be confirmed)
Note: see the Events page of the CIS website for the full listing of all the different CIS events and functions.