2018 Annual General Meeting

The BC Iris Society is holding its 2018 Annual Meeting at the new Couvelier Hall at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific in Saanich at 505 Quayle Road, Victoria on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 10 am. Our special guest speaker is none other than our esteemed past President Ted Baker who will give us the … Read more

2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 AGM for the British Columbia Iris Society was a great success. Our speaker, Alan McMurtrie, delivered an excellent and comprehensive presentation on his role in the development of Iris Reticulata. The group welcomed new President, Richard Hebda, and all reports indicated a successful year. Members also surprised founder and tireless leader, Ted Baker, … Read more

Siberian Iris by Pat Parkes

Many modern Siberian iris have broad standards and falls. Image © Pat Parkes

Modern garden Siberians are descended from two species, Iris sanguinea and Iris sibirica. Native to eastern Russia and Asia except–for a westward extension of Iris siberica into central and southern Europe–they usually grow in damp meadows and open woodland. In 1988, a third species, Iris typhifolia or cattail iris–named for its narrow, twisted cattail-like leaves–was added to this group (sub-series Sibiricae). … Read more