Dwarf Iris Society

DIS Plant Sale

Call for Donors: DIS members are invited to donate plants for the 2022 plant sale. Please contact the plant sale chair (Elizabeth Rieniets) at plantsale@dwarfirissociety.org to make arrangements.

The DIS annual plant sale is a great way to acquire more interesting irises for your garden and to support the society. The sale is usually the best source for hard-to-find MDBs no longer available from commercial growers. It works like this: donors offer collections of irises they would like to offer for sale. The plant sale director compiles a list of collections and receives orders from buyers. Finally, donors ship their collections directly to the buyers, ensuring the freshest possible plants. 

This year the sale will be open to members in Canada through July 1! There will be an additional surcharge of $5 per collection to offset the additional shipping costs and phytosanitary certificate.

Donors: If you have irises to donate, please arrange them into collections of 5–8 irises. (If you think more or fewer would be better for your collections, contact the plant sale director.) Collections of MDBs or mixed collections including MDBs are preferred, but all types of irises are accepted. It is nice to give each collection a theme, like “historic dwarfs”, “Willott MDBs”, or “dwarf and median plicatas”. If you can offer multiples of the same collection, that is great! Please make a list of the collections you intend to offer and send the information to the plant sale director at plantsale@dwarfirissociety.org.

Please read our Guidelines for Donors.

The deadline for submitting your collection information is May 31, although earlier communication is appreciated!

Donors receive first opportunity to buy collections in early June.

Buyers: The general sale opens June 17 through the DIS website. The sale is open to DIS members only for the first two weeks, and then is opened to nonmembers from July 1 to July 15.

The sale closes July 15, and orders will be shipped from donors directly to buyers by the beginning of August. DIS reimburses donors for postage.

Questions? Contact the plant sale committee at plantsale@dwarfirissociety.org.

Photo credit: Curtis Smith