Welcome to our On-line Rhizome Sales!
June 29, 2019: The on-line catalog in finally active (in a limited capacity)! Please follow the instructions carefully.
As Leonine Iris is a home-based business, rhizomes are limited; please place your order early for the best selection!
We have been providing quality rhizomes from our 1000+ bearded and beardless iris collection since 2004.
In 2009 we started specializing in Pacific Coast Irises, and in 2012 we completed the bed renovations required to
support this goal. We're currently able to make available 75 to 100
named PCI hybrids each year!
Please note that many photos in our Photo Gallery are
simply for reference purposes, as is indicated in the description provided.
While you peruse our Pacific Coast availability list, please keep in
mind that our ultimate goal is to grow a living archive of PCIs and
to help achieve that goal, we are constantly looking for PCIs we are not yet growing.
If you grow a valid, registered PCI that
we do not grow, we are more than willing to trade for it! Just let us know
what you've got and what you may like in return!
Leonine Iris is not a production nursery, however there
were extra Pacific Coast Iris and species iris rhizomes last fall that were potted up for spring sales. Note: Any
potted PCIs will available for local pick-up only. On-line
sales are for "bare-root" rhizomes and will be shipped mid-September into
early October. Iris Sales generally open in mid-April and run through mid-August
On-line Pacific Coast Iris and species iris sales will be open from
4/16/2019 through 9/7/2019
Any excess Bearded, Japanese or Siberian Iris rhizomes will be donated to the
King County Iris Society or shared freely with friends and family.
We recommend that you know your hardiness zone and plan accordingly. Most irises are pretty tough and can adapt to many
different climates. However, irises such as Pacific Coast Native, Japanese and several species irises require higher maintenance
or need special considerations. The majority of the information we provide here is based on our local Zone 8 growing conditions.
We would be glad to assist you in researching possible special needs for irises in your locale, but you may want to contact
your local nursery or Iris Society for local growing advice. The American Iris Society website (www.irises.org)
is a great resource for locating contact information for local societies.
Minimum order is $25.00 excluding Packing and Handling charge.
For your convenience, our Availability List or Catalog can be downloaded below.
(Adobe Reader required)
2019 Leonine Iris Price List
2019 Leonine Iris Price List with Photos
Availability is subject to change, so be sure to check current availability on our On-line Catalog!!
Ordering digitally: Please review the instructions on the availability page.
Ordering via USPS: For those who wish to send a check in the mail, our order form can be
downloaded here. Please note that orders are shipped in the order received.
Shipping: You will be notified of the shipment date
via email when your order is shipped. Our shipping window is
September 17 through September 24, 2019.
Rhizomes are dug and processed by batches according to fulfillment
needs. We are no longer allowing pick up as a delivery option.
Beardless Iris rhizomes are dug and shipped mid-September, although occasionally Pacific Coast Irises may be dug
later, due to their persnickety needs. Beardless Iris rhizomes must not be allowed to dry out! Be prepared
to plant them within a few days of receiving your order. Our Beardless Iris Culture reference page provides details for optimum
Although we do not ship Bearded Iris if you may find this information useful. Rhizomes are typically dug and shipped
from mid-July through mid-August. Bearded Iris rhizomes will go into a semi-dormant state when they
are dug. When kept in a cool and dry area with good airflow they can remain in this state for several weeks without too much
harm. However, the sooner they are replanted, the sooner they can begin re-establishing themselves. We recommend that you be
prepared to plant the rhizomes fairly soon after receiving them. Our Bearded Iris Culture reference page provides preparation details.
Our Guarantee to you: We will only provide you with the healthiest, most vigorous rhizomes available. If any of the rhizomes you order are not up to our
quality standards, we will either substitute with a similar variety of equal or greater value if you have indicated that substitutions
are allowable, or we will issue a refund.
Please Note: Due to growing conditions beyond our control, we cannot guarantee the longevity of the life of your rhizomes.
However, we do want you to be happy with your purchase and will work with you to achieve your satisfaction in the event that your rhizomes do not
survive their first season. Please note that Pacific Coast irises are extremely unpredictable in their survival rate and for
this reason we cannot guarantee survival even their first season. They are notorious for their challenging ways, but are worth the
efforts to get them established. Once established they generally thrive!