Iris Bibliography

iris books As complete a listing as we can compile on books about irises published in the English language. Please submit additions or corrections to the list to Mthe webmaster. For a very nice listing of books about irises written in French please click this link: www.iris-bulbeuses.org/

  • Anley, Gwendolyn - Irises, their Culture & Selection. Collingridge, London, 1946.

  • Austin, Claire, Iris, The Classic Bearded Varieties. Quadrille Publishing Ltd., London, 2001.

  • Austin, Claire, Irises, A Gardener's Encyclopedia. Timber Press, OR, 2005.

  • Baker, J. G. - Handbook of the Irideae. London, 1892. Reprint 1972.

  • Berrisford, Judith M. - Irises. John Gifford Ltd., London, 1961.

  • Berry, Gwendolyn - Irises: A Romantic History with a Guide to Cultivation. Running Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1992.

  • Callet, Marie & Joseph K. Mertzweiller, editors - The Louisiana Iris: the History & Culture of Five Native American Species & their Hybrids. Texas Gardener Press, Waco, TX, 1988, for the Society of Louisiana Irises.

  • Cassidy, G. E. & S. Linnegar - Growing Irises. Timber Press, Portland, OR, 1987.

  • Cave, N. L. - The Iris. Chanticleer Press, New York, 1951.

  • Cohen, V. A. - A Guide to the Pacific Coast Irises. American Iris Society, 1967.

  • Douglas, G. - The Iris, an Ideal Hardy Perennial. American Iris Society. Nashville, TN, 1947.

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  • Dykes, William R. - A Handbook of Garden Irises. Hopkinson, London, 1924.

  • Dykes, William R. - The Genus Iris. Cambridge University Press, 1913. Reprinted by Dover, New York, NY, 1974.

  • Dykes, William R., Dillistone, G., editor - Dykes on Irises. British Iris Society, Tunbridge Wells, 1930.

  • Edmonds, George H., Dream Gardener, Pioneer Nurseryman Bertr& H. Farr, Flagship Press, North &over, MA, 2008.

  • Foster, Sir Michael - Bulbous Irises. Royal Horticultural Society, London, 1882.

  • Glaskow, Karen & B. E. Turnbull, editors - Jean Stevens on Irises. New Zealand Iris Society, 1970.

  • Glaskow, Karen - Irises For New Zealand Gardens. Godwit Press, Batsford, NZ, 1996.

  • Glaskow, Karen - Irises: A Practical Gardening Guide. Timber Press, Portland OR, 1997.

  • Grey-Wilson, C. G. - The Genus Iris-Subsection Sibericae. American Iris Society, 1971.

  • Grosvenor, Graeme - Growing Irises. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, N.S.W., 1985.

  • Hewitt, Jennifer & George Parker, Irises. Hardy Plant Society, 2003.

  • Horinaka, Akira - The Pictorial Book of Iris Laevigata. Abocsha, Japan, 1990.

  • Köhlein, Fritz - Iris. Timber Press, Portland, OR, 1987. Translated by Mollie Comerford Peters from the original German edition: Iris, Ulmer, Stuttgart, 1981.

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  • Lawton, Barbara Perry, Magic of Irises. Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO, 1998.

  • Lynch, R. I. - The Book of the Iris. J. Lane, London-New York, 1904.

  • Mahan, Clarence E., Classic Irises and the Men and Women Who Created Them. Kriegar Publishing Co., Malabar, FL, 2007

  • Marchane, A. & Brian Mathew, editors - An Alphabetical Table and Cultivation Guide to the Species of the Genus Iris. British Iris Society, 1974.

  • Mathew, Brian - The Iris. Timber Press, Protl&, OR, 1981. Second edition, 1989.

  • McEwen, Currier - The Japanese Iris. University Press of New England, Hanover-London, 1990.

  • McEwen, Currier - Siberian Irises. Society for Siberian Irises, Suburban Press, Hayward, CA, 1981.

  • McEwen, Currier - The Siberian Iris. Timber Press, Portland, OR, 1996.

  • McGeorge, Pamela & Allison Nicoll - Irises, A New Zealand Gardener's Guide, Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2001.

  • McKinney, Ella Porter - Iris in the Little Garden. Little, Brown, Boston, MA, 1927.

  • Meckenstock, Dan H., Breeding Red irises, the Carotenoids. Instantpublisher.com, 2005.

  • McKee, William J. & Jamison Harrison - Half Century of Iris. Worcester, 1954.

  • Mitchell, Sydney Bancroft - Iris for Every Garden. Barrows, NY, 1949, revised 1960.

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  • Moore, Nicholas - The Tall Bearded Iris. W.H. & L. Collingridge, London, & Transatlantic Arts, NY, 1956.

  • Perry, James, Irises. The National Trust, London, 2004.

  • Pesel, L. F. & R. E. S. Spender, - Iris Culture for Amateurs. Country Life, London, 1937.

  • Price, Molly - The Iris Book. Van Nostr&, 1966. Second edition: Dover, New York, NY, 1973.

  • Randall, Harry - Irises. Taplinger, NY, 1969.

  • Randolph, L. F., editor - Garden Irises. Cayuga Press, Ithaca, NY, 1959, for the American Iris Society.

  • Rodionenko, G. I. - The Genus Iris. [Russian] Moscow, 1961, English translation 1985.

  • Ross, W. - Iris: Goddess of the Garden. Diversity Books, Kansas City, MO, 1966.

  • Shear, William, The Gardener's Iris Book. The Tauten Press, Newtown, CT, 1998.

  • Shull, James Marion - Rainbow Fragments. Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1911.

  • Species Group of the British Iris Society - A Guide to Species Irises, Their Identification and Cultivation. Cambridge University Press, UK, 1997.

  • Stager, Walter - Tall Bearded Iris (Fleur-de-Lis) A Flower of Song. Sterling, IL, 1922

  • Stebbings, Geoff - Gardener's Guide to Growing Irises. Timber Press Portland, OR 1997

  • Stevens, Jean, Iris and Its Culture, Wlke & Co. Ltd., Melbourne, 1947

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  • Theodore, James Jr. & Harry Haralambou, Iris. Harry M. Abrams Inc., New York, NY, 2003.

  • Valette, Wilma - Iris Culture and Hybridizing for Everyone. Adams Press, Chicago, IL, 1961.

  • Waddick, James W. & Zhao Yu-tang, Iris of China, Timber Press, Portland, OR, 1992.

  • Warburton, Bee & Melba Hamblen, editors - The World of Irises. American Iris Society, Wicheta, KS, 1978.

  • Warburton, B. A. & C. O. Gantz - The Eupogon Iris Species in Cultivation. Median Iris Society, 1972.

  • Warburton, B. A., editor - The Median Bearded Irises: Introduction & Varietal Listing. Median Iris Society, 1972.

  • Westrich, Josh & Ben Hager - The Iris: the Rainbow Flower. Thames & Hudson, New York,1989.

  • Wister, John C - The Iris. New York, NY, 1927

  • Zuercher, E. & W. Welch, editors - The World of Little Irises. Three volumes. Dwarf Iris Society, Portland, IN, 1968-1971.