Growing Iris in the Cold Zones!


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Can-West Iris Society

CWIS is a group of iris devotees who are primarily located in Western Canada, the Prairies and the North.  We are a family of gardeners helping each other grow and learn.


We hope the information contained within these pages will assist you in learning about the wonderful Iris plant we love. For example:


Did you know???

- The Iris comes in many different types, including Bearded, Beardless, Aril and Species.

- The Bearded Iris comes in many different varieties and heights as well as in an extensive range of colors and blends.

- There are Iris who love to live in, or near, the water.


Want to learn more? Then explore our web site!

2019 Show!

The 2019 show date is Sunday, June 9th at Bourkevale Community Centre, 100 Ferry Road, Winnipeg MB. Open to the public 1 - 4 pm. Past show schedules by clicking the link below.

Rhizome sale table, too!

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Aurora Newsletter!

Archive of all published newsletters from 2007 to 2018.

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Rhizome Sale!

Get details about the annual rhizome sale!  Past sale notes are available by clicking on the link below.

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MTB Autumn Splash (Fisher, 2008)

IB Nottentempo (Bianco, 2008)

MDB Forever Violet (Chapman, 2002)