Ordering Information

Welcome to our On-line Rhizome Sales!

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 the vast majority of photos in our Photo Gallery are simply for reference purposes.

Ordering Information - September Shipping

While you peruse our Pacific Coast availability list, please keep in mind that our primary 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 we do pot up extra Pacific Coast Iris and species iris divisions in fall for the RSBG Spring Plant Sale in April and during our "Open Yard" events in May. Note: Any potted PCIs will available for local pick-up only.

Curbside pick-up will be strictly pre-order through PayPal.

Pre-order for May pick-up will be preferred, using the curbside options.

On-line rhizomes sales are for "bare-root" rhizomes and will be shipped mid-September.
On-line Pacific Coast Iris and species iris sales will be open from
April 30, 2021 through September 4, 2021

NOTE: The opening date is subject to change. Life can throw us curve balls... and our ability to juggle them dimishes as we age!
NOTE:The closing date is projected. Rhizome sales may close before September 4, depending on availability.

Any excess Bearded, Japanese or Siberian Iris rhizomes will be donated to the
King County Iris Society or shared freely with friends and family.

Before Ordering:

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 USDA 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.

New! There is no minimum order, however USPS Priority shipping will now be based on the number of rhizomes.

1 to 3 rhizomes: $8.45 - 4 to 12 rhizomes: $15.50 - 13 to 20 rhizomes: $21.90
21 to 32 rhizomes: $37.40 - 33 or more rhizomes: $43.80

For your convenience, our Price List can be downloaded below beginning when the online sales open.
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2021 Leonine Iris Price List

2021 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 be sure to carefully 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 15 through September 17, 2021. Rhizomes are dug and processed by batches according to fulfillment needs. We are no longer allowing pick up as a delivery option.

Our Pacific Coast and other beardless Iris rhizomes are dug and shipped mid-September, and must be replanted immediately, 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 planting conditions.

Although we no longer ship Bearded Iris, 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!