Our iris garden was started in earnest in 2013. Each year we have added new beds and more varieties of irises. In 2018 we added a new area with over 50 terraced planting boxes. Some of these planters are used to grow the rhizomes we sell online, some are used for our historic preservation irises, and the rest are used for our hybridizing program.
Our Online Shop
Our products are only available through our website and Facebook store. Our online shop is updated by the end of December when we have completed our estimated availability for the following year - many varieties will be available consecutive years for ordering, and new varieties of irises will be added.
There are limited numbers of each variety, however we will do our best to supply your order or provide substitutes. By using dedicated planting boxes we can make sure that the rhizomes we are selling are top quality!
While we will certainly take emailed orders (see below), the online system is easier for the customer. Customers check out by using credit card, PayPal, or check. Please note that your credit card will be charged when you place your order.
Ordering by Mail or Email
If you want to order by email, please prepare a list and email it to us together with your name, shipping address, and email. We will prepare an invoice and make arrangements with you for payment. Your order will be placed in the queue for shipment once payment has cleared.
What You Can Expect to Receive
By ordering from this site, you are purchasing iris rhizomes for delivery in summer. Prices quoted are for one iris rhizome cleaned, trimmed, bleached, labeled, and ready to plant. Here in Southern California, we begin to dig and ship iris orders at the end of June, depending on seasonal weather. We continue to accept and ship orders through the middle of September.
When You Will Receive Your Order
Customers select a shipping timeframe during the purchasing process. For the 2019 season, shipping windows are:
- End-June: Shipping June 24-26
- Mid-July: Shipping July 22-24
- Mid-Aug.: Shipping Aug. 19-21
- Early-Sept: Shipping Sept. 9-11
Orders are filled on a first-paid basis. Orders are freshly dug, cleaned, trimmed, disinfected, and packed for shipping. Once it is packed your iris rhizomes reach you within 3-7 business days in most cases, USPS.
Updated information on 2019 iris ordering deadlines
- August Shipping: Iris orders must be received by end of day on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to be included in our mid-August shipping window. Shipping is anticipated for August 19-21.
- September Shipping: Iris orders must be received by end of day on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to be included in our early September shipping window. Shipping is anticipated for September 9-10.
Last date for orders for the 2019 season is Tuesday, September 3, 2019!
Substitutions & Limited Stock
Some of our rhizomes are limited in stock, so place your order early!! We have established an inventory control on this website which helps to manage our pre-sales. However, Mother Nature can be fickle, and sometimes our estimates are just wrong!
If you have ordered a variety that can't be delivered, we will substitute generously. It's important to tell us if you do not want substitutions, in which case you will receive a refund.
What We Guarantee
We guarantee to ship top-quality rhizomes that are true to name, and are healthy and viable for planting. Shipments will be sent based upon customer's date selection at check-out. Some rhizomes are not ready to be split late in the spring, so occasionally we may split-ship orders, at our expense.
What We Can't Guarantee
Unfortunately we can't guarantee the weather, or growing conditions in your garden. Every gardener depends on Mother Nature to do her part: if she doesn't, we can't be held responsible. Nothing about nature is 100% predictable, but if you do your part--plant your rhizomes upon arrival, at the correct depth, with good drainage, and familiarize yourself with what iris need to thrive--all should go well. If you have questions, please contact us!
Returns are not practical. If there is a problem when you receive your order, contact us immediately. Save packing box and materials. Our shipments are insured.
A $30 minimum or 10% cancellation fee will be charged for any cancelled order. Sorry no cancellations after May 1st.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at CraftonHillsIrisFarm@gmail.com !