One of our 2016 Introductions

2016 is our 22nd year
Welcome to Iris City Gardens. We grow Louisiana iris and a number of virginica, pseudacorus, versicolor, laevigata, other species and species crosses. We also have many antique and newer bearded iris and never-rust Garden Markers to identify your plants. We ship nation-wide and sell potted iris, daylilies, peonies, water lilies and other perennial plants here at the nursery.

September 1 is the last day to order from this catalog and we no longer accept orders for this year (except, of course, for garden markers or the book). This web site will be updated for the 2017 season in early-mid January and we begin taking orders at that time. Meanwhile, you can Download the entire 2016 catalog in Adobe Acrobat format (without pictures) and browse the selections over the winter. Most will be in the 2017 catalog.

We no longer print and mail a catalog. Rising printing and postage costs are partly to blame, but there is simply no comparison between a printed catalog and the photography on this web site. The printed catalog had only about 10% of the photos that are available on this site and the quality of those printed photos left much to be desired. If you're somewhat old fashioned, like we are, and want something to hold in your hand and mark up you can Download the entire catalog in Adobe Acrobat format (without pictures) and print it out. It's not a very large file and has the same text that would have been in a printed catalog. PLEASE look to the website listings for availability. We try to keep these pages updated for sold-out items but we don't update the pdf file.

We don't have online ordering, but you can print out an Order Form, make your selections and mail us the form, fax it to 800-934-4747 or call your order in to 800-934-4747. (And next to growing iris, we like best to talk about them.) You can also Email your order in to us.

One of our 2016 Introductions

This year we are introducing seven new irises from five hybridizers, including our first introductions from Peter Jackson of Adelaide, Australia, BLUEBERRY MOUSSE and DOREEN FLORENCE. Peter has been hybridizing Louisiana iris since 1994 and we hope to introduce many more of his beauties in the coming years. Our other Australian friends, Heather and Bernard Pryor, have been busy moving from Sydney to Hobart, Tasmania, so we haven't had their very popular introductions in recent years. Luckily, this year we have two of their new Louisiana iris TRIP THE LIGHT and EYES WIDE OPEN for your enjoyment. Heather recently posted a photo on the LAIRIS Forum (a Louisiana Iris Email Discussion List) of one of their new hybrids that is simply unique and amazingly beautiful. We're very pleased to offer another Louisiana iris from our award-winning friend Dormon Haymon, MARIE AMIÉE.

On the bearded iris front, we have two new introductions from returning hybridizers. Two years ago we introduced the first iris for Linda Mann, her popular LEMON RIPPLE. Her second offering is BLUE MOUNTAIN CLOUD, a very prolific beauty in our gardens. Last but certainly not least, we have JUNGLE PRINCE from Thomas Silvers. It's a very interesting Miniature Tall Bearded iris that should be considered for your collection. All can be seen at 2016 Introductions page.

This catalog lists approximately 440 varieties of iris, including many not listed in our 2015 catalog. We now grow over 1,200 different plants including over 700 iris, 225 daylilies, 120 peonies and many other perennials. We offer garden sales of pond plants, including water lilies, and potted varieties of iris, daylilies, peonies and other perennials for Spring planting. Otherwise, we ship bare-root bearded iris beginning mid-July and beardless iris in September.

Our gardening year will begin with a booth at the annual Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, a plant lovers paradise in early March, coming just in time to save you from the winter blahs. This year it will be held March 3 through March 6 and it's well worth a long drive to attend. There are lots of vendors selling great products and the gardens just have to be seen to be believed.

In 2016 our gardens will be open for visitors Wednesday through Sunday, 9 am until 4 pm (Central) from April 16 to June 26. (Other dates by appointment.) Click here for directions. (Please check out our web page At The Farm for a preview of what you'll see when you visit.) We're about 40 miles southwest of Nashville. Come see us! (As always, please let us know if you find any broken links, misspelled words or misidentified plants.)

Macey and Greg McCullough
7675 Younger Creek Road
Primm Springs, TN 38476