Customer Service & FAQs
ONLINE here at our website www.schreinersgardens.com, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Phone: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) at 503-393-3232 or toll-free at 800-525-2367
FAX: Complete order with payment information to 503-393-5590
Mail: Complete order with payment to 3625 Quinaby Road NE, Salem, OR 97303. Click here for a printable order form.
In person: Our office is open year-round, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. We are closed on major holidays and in the case of severely inclement weather. Our office is located at 3625 Quinaby Road NE, Salem, OR 97303
We ship books, fertilizer and catalogs year-round, while supplies last. (Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.)
Daylilies ship mid-June through mid-September to most parts of the US. Most orders arrive within a week of leaving our farm.
Bearded Iris ship mid-July through mid-September to most parts of the US. Most orders arrive within a week of leaving our farm.
Beardless Iris ship mid-August through mid-September to most parts of the US. Most orders arrive within a week of leaving our farm.
We bill your credit card at the time you submit your order.
You will receive a single rhizome of each variety ordered which has 6 inches of green foliage. Each rhizome has a photo label attached with the name of the variety printed on it.
Bearded Iris and Beardless Iris both do well in temperate climates. Iris require a period of winter dormancy to ensure good bloom in the spring. For this reason we do not recommend planting Iris in southern states, such as Hawaii, Florida and in Puerto Rico.We DO NOT ship IRIS to these locations, because we cannot guarantee their success in these locations. As a general guideline, we do not guarantee our Iris in those areas of Florida with ZIP codes beginning with 328-- (Orlando and south). We DO ship catalogs, books and fertilizer to those locations, however. Please contact us if you have further questions.
The following shipping information pertains to US Addresses ONLY. (For international delivery, click here.) Click here to view map for the last day to order.
Non-plant items are shipped year round while supplies last.
We use UPS or USPS for our Standard Shipping on Iris rhizomes and Daylily orders. Please include a physical delivery address in your order to ensure proper delivery. Notify us if you require delivery to a postal box instead. We cannot be responsible for delivery problems due to incorrect addresses. Please check that you have provided us with the correct address and ZIP code.
We begin shipping Bearded Iris rhizomes mid-July. If you would prefer to receive your Iris rhizomes at a certain time in the summer (for example, to avoid extremely hot weather, or because of a vacation schedule, etc.), you may choose the month in which you prefer to receive your order, e.g. July, August or September. Please note that your preference is a guideline for us. We will do our best to satisfy your request, but we cannot guarantee a specific ship date.
Our shipping season begins mid-July for Bearded Iris rhizomes, and mid-August for Beardless Iris rhizomes. Last day to order plants is September 15. We will post our Iris order cut-off dates on our website as we approach the end of our season. Click here to view the map.
Plant shipping is based on the number and type of plants in your cart, as well as on your ship-to state. States are divided into Zone 1 and Zone 2 for determining shipping rates. (Free shipping applies to U.S. addresses only. Please see our international shipping pages for details international orders.)
Zone 1: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Zone 2: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
When selecting a shipping method for your plants, please select the SAME METHOD for ALL plants in your cart. We are unable to ship some plants "Expedited" and others "Standard" within the same order.
PLEASE NOTE: Beardless Iris and Daylilies must be shipped SEPARATELY from Bearded Iris, and therefore incur an additional surcharge.
Beardless Iris: add $10.00 surcharge to the zone shipping charges.
Daylilies: add $1.10/daylily, plus $10 handling fee for Zone1, or $12.00 fee for Zone 2. NOTE: The handling fee is waived on orders containing only Daylilies.
Charges for Standard Shipping on Bearded, Beardless Iris rhizomes and Daylilies via UPS Ground or USPS:
# of Plants Zone 1 Zone 2 1-4 $10.00 $14.95 5-9 $12.50 $16.00 10-14 $12.95 $19.95 15-23 $16.95 $22.00 24-30 $22.95 $24.95 31-37 $24.95 $32.00 38-50 $29.95 $34.95 51-74 $39.95 $64.95 75-99 $49.95 $69.95 100 + $25 + 45 cents/plant $25 + 75 cents/plant
Expedited Shipping on Iris: Expedited Shipping on Iris & Daylilies: Our shipping season begins mid-July. Expedited Shipping ensures that you will receive your order within a few days after it LEAVES our farm (typically 2 business days within the Continental US), as opposed to the Standard Shipping time of up to 7 business days. Add $3.50 for each plant to the above shipping rates.
Charges for Standard Shipping on Books:
The following shipping information pertains to US Addresses ONLY. (For international delivery, click here.)
Each Additional Book...$4.25
We ship our books via the USPS Media Rate. Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. You may select expedited shipping for faster delivery.
Expedited Shipping: Please add $9.95 for the first book and $6.00 for each additional book for expedited shipping. With Expedited Shipping, books will arrive in approximately one week from the date the shipment leaves our office .
Charges for Standard Shipping on Iris-Themed Gifts:
The following shipping information pertains to US Addresses ONLY.
Standard Shipping will be "Best Way".
Each Additional Gift...$2.25
Expedited Shipping will be "Best Way" (please note that not all zip codes are served by next day service and delivery to these areas may take 2 days with the Next Day service).
Each Additional Gift...$4.95
You will receive freshly dug, cleaned and tagged iris. Summer is the time for digging iris. We begin shipping in July. The iris you order will have been out of the ground for approximately three weeks, from the time they are dug, trimmed, cleaned, tagged, packed and delivered to your doorstep (or mailbox). In that time, the foliage and roots can begin to dry out or turn brown. This is not a concern. Bearded iris are very resilient. The dryness is merely superficial. The health of the plant is not affected adversely. Simply plant the iris very soon after you receive them and water in well. You will begin to see new foliage grow within a couple of weeks of proper care.
Here's a short video which explains what the iris will look like when we ship them out from our farm to you in the summer.
We do export Iris overseas, but these shipments also require additional expenses for shipping and inspection. Please contact Alison, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you're interested in placing an overseas order, for terms that are specific to your country. Our minimum overseas order is $100.00.
Shipping overseas has recently become more erratic because of varying interpretations of regulations in different countries. Therefore it is difficult for us to ensure that your parcel of Iris will be delivered. Because of this, Schreiner's Iris Gardens will no longer be responsible for and will not make reimbursement or replacement for parcels delayed, destroyed or returned to us without legitimate cause. If it is our error that causes the problem, we will take full responsibility for it and take the necessary steps to make it right.
Our shipping seasons runs from mid-July through mid-September. You may request that your Iris be shipped before or after a certain date. Although we make every attempt to satisfy these requests, we reserve the right to make adjustments. Please note that plant orders ship from our farm approximately two weeks after we process your order. Shipping via ground carrier can take 7 to 10 days for delivery. Click here to view map for last day to order Iris.
We will send catalogs to Canada for a fee of $12.00. We do not, however, send our free mini-edition to Canada. Write to email@example.com and ask for our Canadian terms of sale.
We send our print catalog anywhere in the world. The fee to send the full-size catalog to Canada is $12, to all other countries the fee is $18. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We also export plants overseas. These shipments require additional expenses for shipping and inspection. Please contact Alison, at email@example.com, if you're interested in placing an overseas order, for terms that are specific to your country. Our minimum overseas order is $100.00 in plant material.
NOTE: Shipping overseas has recently become more erratic because of varying interpretations of regulations in different countries. Therefore it is difficult for us to ensure that your parcel of plants will be delivered. Because of this, Schreiner's Iris Gardens will no longer be responsible for, and will not make reimbursement or replacement for parcels delayed, destroyed or returned to us without legitimate cause. If it is our error that causes the problem, we will take full responsibility for it and take the necessary steps to make it right.
Yes. We are excited to offer you, our wholesale customer, the ease and efficiency of the online catalog experience. With an online wholesale account you will find our complete and current wholesale line of top-quality bearded iris and daylilies.
We ship you the quality iris and daylilies that will contribute to your business success. Daylilies ship June through mid-September. Iris ship July through mid-September. All plants are freshly harvested, field-grown, shipped best-way. Click here for our full Wholesale Terms and Conditions.
Occasionally we issue coupons toward discounts in our Bloom Season Gift Shop, or toward shipping on an order of a certain minimum amount, etc.
These coupons are distributed via various means, both electronic and in the mail, or distributed at local events. You are welcome to contact us to inquire about current coupons.
Yes! Let us help you celebrate that special occasion with a surprisingly simple gift for your friends and family. Schreiner's Iris Gardens Gift Certificates are available in any amount starting at $25. We’ll even include your personalized message and a copy of our current catalog (except when email delivery is selected). Delivery via US Post is included for US addresses. Gift Certificates purchased as a gift may be redeemed online, in person, in the mail or over the phone, and may be used toward any product we sell.
Gift Certificates received as a donation from Schreiner's Iris Gardens may only be applied toward the purchase of shipped or potted Iris (available during bloom season at our plant sale).
Yes, our beautiful 10-acre landscaped display gardens are open to the public daily from May 11-June 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Our garden gift shop, plant sale and cut flower show are also open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. during that time. Click here for driving directions to our Display Gardens. We also have many events planned during our Bloom Season. Find out more on our Bloom Season Events Page.
Just 32 miles south of Portland and 5 miles north of downtown Salem, Schreiner's Iris Gardens is located at: 3625 Quinaby Road NE in Salem, Oregon.
From the North: take I-5 south to the Brooks exit 263. Go West (right turn) on Brooklake Road, turn left on River Road, travel for 1 mile, then turn left on Quinaby Road.
From the South: Take I-5 North to the Brooks Exit 263. Go West (left turn) on Brooklake Road, turn left on River Road, travel for 1 mile, then turn left on Quinaby Road.
Call us at 503-393-3232 Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST for more info.
One way Iris reproduce is by growing side increases like eyes on a potato. These eyes grow into fully mature rhizomes in one year. This is known as asexual (or vegetative) reproduction.
New Iris are created each year through Iris breeding programs. Anyone can hybridize Iris from seed. All that's needed is a little basic information on where the pollen is found and where to put it. Growing Iris from seed culture produces new varieties genetically.
To breed Iris, seeds must develop, from which you can grow new seedlings. Choose the two Iris which you would like to "cross". Using a pair of tweezers and a steady hand, remove the pollen-bearing anther from the center of one of the plants (this will be the "father").
Rub the pollen on top of the stigma of the other Iris (this will be the "mother"). Your chances of a successful pollination will be better if you put pollen on all other stigmas on the mother plant. Label your pollinated plant by attaching a tag to the bloom stalk bearing the names of the "father" and "mother" like this: "Conjuration" X "Blue Suede Shoes", for example.
If the pollination is successful, the ovary, which is located just below the blossom, will begin to swell after a week or so and develop into a seedpod.
Visit the next topic, "How to Grow Iris from Seed", to learn more on the next steps......
About two months after pollination, the seed pod will turn brown and split open. Harvest the golden brown seeds in a small paper cup, and allow them to dry out for a couple more months. Keep the cup in a cool, dry place. Be sure to keep the record of the parents with the seed.
In late October plant the seed about 3/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in well drained soil. Again, label your plantings clearly so that you can identify the sprouts next spring. The planted seed should spend the winter outdoors, planted in full sun.
The following spring little Iris will grow from the seed you planted. Replant and space out the "baby" iris when they become crowded. Label each new planting clearly.
Grow your newly developed Iris to maturity and enjoy the blooms. If you develop an exceptional beauty, with strong growth habit, you might consider registering it with the American Iris Society. (You will need the information on the parentage in order to register the new Iris.) The AIS is open to all who grow and love Iris, both professionals and amateurs alike.
Below is a drawing identifying the various parts of the Bearded Iris. This applies to all forms: Dwarf, Median and Tall Bearded Iris.
Once the label is removed from a rhizome at planting time all Iris look exactly alike. If you want to keep track of the variety name (or color) make a chart of the Iris as you plant them. Keep this chart handy for reference when they bloom in the spring. Another way is to prepare a permanent garden marker with the variety name and place it next to the rhizomes. These garden labels are readily available at many nurseries and garden supply stores.
We sell about 1000 different varieties and grow hundreds more named Iris for observation and enjoyment.
A new Iris offered to the public for the first time is called a New Introduction. New introductions are priced at $50.00 or more the first year. In successive years, there are more plants available so the price goes down. The price of an Iris is based on supply and demand.
Yes, the American Iris Society is a non-profit volunteer organization made up of dedicated Iris lovers. Their goal is the promotion of the culture and improvement of Iris. Visit the American Iris Society website.
Yes, there are some Iris that prefer wet conditions. The Louisiana Iris, for example, are natural water or bog plants. The are native to the Southeastern US, and are commonly found along the edges of ponds. The Siberian Iris prefer wetter conditions than the Tall Bearded, but generally do not grow submerged in water, only near it or in very moist soil. Visit the Society for Louisiana Iris and the Society for Siberian Irises pages for more information.
Go here to read our About Iris page. We also carry excellent reference books on Iris.
Our 72-page full-color Collector's Edition of the Iris lover's catalog is available for only $5.00. You may order a catalog online, or you may call us toll-free at 800-525-2367 (leave a message if you call outside of our business hours Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST).
If you place an Iris order this year, you will be added to our mailing list and receive next year's catalog free of charge.
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Our Guarantee of Quality
We guarantee all of our plants to be true to name, registered with the American Iris Society, of top quality and size, freshly dug from our gardens, disease- and pest-free and in first class condition on delivery. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your order, notify us at once upon receipt of your plants. We will make things right with a replacement. In addition, if any Schreiner's Iris Gardens iris fails to survive the FIRST year, we will send replacements at no charge with next year's order if you notify us by August 1, and indicate the variety name and reason for loss. We are not responsible, however, for customer negligence, incorrect planting methods, weather, soil conditions, pest or rodent damage.
Our minimum order for Iris is $30. This does not include shipping. There is no minimum order for books, catalogs, or fertilizer.
We do accept returns of books, catalogs and unopened fertilizer. Please indicate the reason for the return and if you would like a credit or a refund.
NOTE: Please contact us via email or phone prior to returning a shipment of Iris to obtain further instructions.
Charge for Cancelled Orders: We understand sometimes circumstances arise which dictate a change in plans. As such, you may need to cancel an order. Please know that a non-refundable handling fee of $5.00 + Credit Card Interchange fees will be charged for any cancelled order. The interchange fee is a 3% charge that credit card companies charge merchants for processing payments against your credit card. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.
To our foreign customers and friends: Shipping Iris and catalogs outside the USA involves additional costs for air transport and customs administration. Therefore, due to the complexities of export orders, shipping charges on this web page are valid for USA orders only. For additional information on the extra costs for shipping overseas, please contact Alison in our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May we substitute?
Occasionally we run out of stock of a variety you may have ordered. If you will accept substitutes of equal or greater value, please specify this in the "Substitutions" area of the shopping cart.
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If you still have questions, please contact our customer service. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Yes, we offer our Iris at wholesale prices to licensed businesses. Our list of wholesale prices is available in mid-June. To be eligible for wholesale prices, please forward us your business's registration or certification numbers via email@example.com. Please put "Wholesale Inquiry" in the subject line.
You may also fax to Wholesale Pricing Inquiry at 503-393-5590, or mail us your information to Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Wholesale Pricing Inquiry, 3625 Quinaby Road NE, Salem OR 97303.