Links of interest to irisarians…

Special thanks

Catalogs from Cooley’s Gardens and Schreiner’s Iris Gardens are the source many of the vintage iris images on our Web site. Their decades of beautiful catalogs are a treasure trove for the historic iris enthusiast. Schreiner’s continues to this day to put out must-have catalogs eagerly sought by collectors, as well as quality garden irises, but Cooley’s unfortunately has recently closed. You can learn more about these growers by clicking on their names above.

HIPS member webpages featuring historic irises…

  • Brighton Park Iris – Featuring the Chicago collection of a HIPS member, with an extensive Schreiners tribute page with all of historics from Schreiner’s Iris Gardens – one of the oldest and most prestigious growers in the US.
  • Shadowood Irises – Loads of iris pics, many historics. Also has a very handy list of irises that exhibit PBF.
  • Bliss Irises – National Collection of iris introduced by AJ Bliss. All you need to know about Arthur Bliss and his irises.
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Image from Elizabeth Hardy Iris catalog, 1920’s.