Sun Country Iris Society
Phoenix, Arizona
Sun Country Iris Society is a 501(c)3 organization and is affiliated with the American Iris Society
    About Us

Our membership is composed of people of all ages and backgrounds who share an interest in gardening and a
passion for irises. We are proud to include in our group several successful hybridizers as well as master
gardeners, novice gardeners and youth members. With our mission in mind, we hold monthly meetings
directed towards education. Often the information provided is from experienced members, but occasionally
well known guest speakers, either from the Sun Country area or from other parts of the globe, share their
enthusiasm and knowledge.

SCIS holds at least one public iris show per year where we encourage both members and non members to
submit entries for competition both in the horticulture division and in the artistic floral design. In addition,
the organization sells potted iris in the spring and rhizomes in the fall, which are donated by members and
these events serve as our primary fund raising events.

The Sun Country Iris Society (SCIS) was established in 1969 as an affiliate of the American Iris Society
(AIS). We have always been a very active club, hosting one National American Iris Society convention and
numerous regional conventions. These bring iris people not only from Arizona and California, but from
different parts of the country to see what we are doing and to share their expertise. Our membership
includes hybridizers who are working to further improve our favorite flower.

Our Mission: The sole purpose of the SCIS is to stimulate and encourage the culture of iris in the area
known as Sun Country. SCIS is not organized to become a self-sufficient entity in itself, but is designed
as a means of implementing the principles and ideals of the AIS in the Sun Country area.

SCIS membership has its privileges, including a monthly newsletter that overflows with iris gardening tips,
discounted pricing on rhizomes and a guaranteed seat at our annual fall rhizome auctions. Collectively we
contribute to the expansion of iris gardens throughout the Sun Country area.

Please consider attending one of our monthly meetings for additional information.
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