The American Iris Society

Beautiful, colorful, and rewarding to grow

Links to:
AIS 2023 Iris Awards
Iris Encyclopedia

A Passion for Irises

“I have been growing irises for twenty years and they never cease to amaze me. My love affair with irises began…”


Welcome to your website!

As an AIS member, you are the driving force behind our organization.  Whether you’re a club member, judge, club or regional officer or member at large, we have something for you. You will also find contacts for AIS Sections, Cooperating Societies, Regions and Affiliates.

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Gardeners & Enthusiasts

A warm welcome to you!

You’ve found the perfect place for all your questions about growing, showing and loving irises.  The American Iris Society is an international organization of gardeners dedicated to advancing the interest and knowledge of irises.

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Hybridizers & Growers

Welcome hybridizers and growers!

This area of the website has been created for you.  We’ve consolidated everything you need to register and advertise your creations. Here you can find the Registration information.Target our print and online audience via our advertising opportunities.

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You Can Help

The American Iris Society is a nonprofit institution incorporated February 2, 1927, in the County of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania. By the terms of the Charter, the Corporation has no stockholders and exists for the sole purpose of promoting the culture and improvement of the Iris.

AIS supports many exciting programs that need your help.  Both as volunteers and by providing financial support.  Learn more about donations with the Donate button.  Donations to AIS are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law as the AIS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.