King County Iris Society

The King County Iris Society (KCIS) was the first club to claim a bed in the “Society Beds” east of the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden’s (HSBG) main boulevard. In the spring of 2002, the HGBS invited the KCIS to plant a 500-square-foot area near the garden entrance.

The planting initially featured a selection of all classes of bearded iris (miniature dwarfs, dwarfs, intermediates, border, miniature tall, talls and historics). Recently this has been expanded to include some beardless iris as well. Peak of bloom is from mid-May throughout June and into July.

The KCIS has been a part of the Puget Sound gardening scene for more than 50 years. It is affiliated with the American Iris Society. Members are interested in both beardless and bearded iris. In a typical year, the KCIS has a show in May or June, and a plant sale in August or September. The KCIS also participates in the HSBG’s annual May plant sale.

To volunteer with the King County Iris Society, contact Dwayne Booth. The KCIS also hosts monthly meetings and garden tours. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit the KCIS Home Page.