Iris Society members at iris show.


Iris Society



If you are looking for unique and beautiful iris specimens for your garden you will not want to miss our annual Rhizome Sale.  It is scheduled for Jul. 24-25, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jones Center at the Yakima Area Arboretum.


Chair:  Doris Sonstelei

Vice President:  Sharon Paxton

Secretary:  Barbara Kennedy

Treasurer:  Jeff Voelker



The members of the Yakima Valley Iris Society are dedicated to:


  • Growing and preserving irises 

  • Increasing public awareness of iris variety

  • Helping others who are interested in irises

If you would like to attend one of our events or become a member of the Yakima Valley Iris Society, please contact us by clicking on this link, and sending us a brief note.

Those interested in learning more about raising beautiful irises should call Steve Hill at 509-480-1051.  He will assign you an iris mentor who can answer all your questions.  You will also receive a voucher for four free rhizomes during the Iris Society's annual Rhizome Sale in July.  An additional benefit is that Iris Society members are a lot of fun to be around!


We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6-8 p.m. at the Yakima Arboretum.  Our tentative meeting dates are listed below:

Nov. & Dec. - No meetings

Jan. 28, 2020

Mar. 24

May 18  

May 22-23 - Iris Show

Jun. - No meeting

Jul. 20  

Jul. 24-25 - Rhizome Sale

Aug. - No meeting

Sep. 22

Oct. - No meeting 

Nov. 16