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Catalog Key


TB Tall Bearded (greater than 28" tall)
MTB Miniature Tall Bearded (small bloom, TB height)
BB Border Bearded (15"-28" tall)
IB Intermediate Bearded (15"-28" tall)
SDB Standard Dwarf Bearded (less than 15" tall)
MDB Miniature Dwarf Bearded (less than 8" tall)
AB Arilbred, Oncobred, etc.

Bloom Time

E Early
M Medium
L Late
Re Rebloomer (blooms spring and fall or winter)

Color Type

Self Iris of a single color
Bitone Standards and Falls different shades of the same color
Bicolor Standards and Falls of different colors
Blend Two or more colors blended together
Plicata Stitched, spotted or stippled color on different colored background
Halo Falls have a distinct solid rim of a color different from center


S Standards; the upper blossom petals
F Falls; the lower blossom petals
B Beard; the clustered hairs on the falls

Mail Order Information 2021 CATALOG

SOMETHING NEW, AGAIN! I am introducing SDB 'SAUCY LITTLE SQUIRT' hybridized by Mark Rogers. My adult daughter went through my garden last spring and came back so excited. There was just one iris she saw out of the 4600 varieties I grow that she just had to have. I had to smile when she said 'Saucy Little Squirt'. S:yellow, F:cream with yellow haft, B:bright blue with lavender tips. Vivid and perky little thing.

Also, from 2020, I am offering 'PAULINE KIFER' hybridized by Stan Morgan. This pretty soft blue is much like its famous parent 'Blue Sapphire'.

Once again my inventory is expanding. I am adding about 100 very new introductions. Work is still in progress- check back in Feb for latest additions or changes. I will also again be offering a SALE of 2 for the price of 1 on selected varieties. (TB's on sale for 2/$6 etc. still count as 2 for mailing purposes) I now need to make room for the new varieties as I continue to downsize overstocked varieties. Dwarfs priced at 4/$5 is while supply lasts as I continue to discontinue them. (Count dwarf sale irises 4/$5 as one for shipping purposes- they are smaller.) Some of the photos have been borrowed, with permission, while I wait for my stock to bloom.

I have been asked to list my entire inventory, whether they are ready to sell or not for historic iris tracking purposes. In doing so, those that I have 5 or fewer of will be listed but no price (NFS- not for sale). Those will not be for sale in 2021. This year's catalog will be very fluid. Garden rescues are always challenging. Names will come and go as the bloom season progresses and I establish what I really have. I am also adding "RARE" to those found in two or fewer commercial gardens in the U.S. They need saving from extinction.

With that, we are happy to announce our 2021 catalog! This listing replaces all previous catalogs and price lists. We offer a huge number of irises for your garden, including a rainbow of different colors, different heights and bloom times. Please use the order form above for your order and send in as soon as possible to ensure availability of all your selections. If you choose not to use the order form, please include the iris number, iris name, quantity, and price on your order. Also include your email address if you have one. Depending on the size of your order, you will receive one or more BONUS selections of our choice (but we love hints) with your order. Minimum order is $10.00.


All prices are net. CA residents only please add 7.25% sales tax. Western states, excluding CA, please add $2, Mid West, Mississippi River area and Texas please add $4, East Coast area please add $6 to your basic shipping total (see Shipping). Payment in full must accompany each order. Your canceled check is notification of receipt and acceptance of your order. Make checks payable to BLUEBIRD HAVEN IRIS GARDEN. Sorry we do not take credit or debit cards or PayPal.


We can ship anywhere in the U.S. Since shipping is by USPS, please show a complete delivery address. The main shipping season is July and August. We do not ship outside the US. No orders will be accepted after August 1 this year.

Basic shipping rates are: $9 for 1-6 iris, $10 for 7-10 iris, $12 for 11-14 iris, $14 for 15-18 iris. Add $.50 for each iris over 18. Shipping costs increase the further from CA that you live. Please add the following amount to your basic shipping cost: $2 for Western states, excluding CA. For the Mississippi River area and Texas add $4, and for the East Coast areas add $6 to your basic shipping total.

Example: Shipping 19 irises to New Jersey. Basic rate is $14.50 which is $14 for 18 iris plus $.50 for one iris over 18. Then add $6 for the East Coast area. Total shipping is $20.50 for 19 irises shipped to New Jersey.


Supplies of plants are limited to available stock. If we are out of stock on a particular iris, we will substitute a similar colored variety (of equal or greater value) only with your permission. If you have specific irises you wish us to use as substitutes, please indicate them on your order. PLEASE ORDER EARLY! We try to list iris that we feel can meet all of the year's demand, but sometimes we do fall short. PLEASE list several alternate varieties for substitutions OR give me a hint as to what goal you have in mind for your garden so that I can better serve your needs if you choose to accept substitutes. We also often use your alternate list for our bonus iris.

Guaranteed Plant Quality

Our irises are guaranteed true to variety name. Open your shipment as soon as it arrives. If you cannot plant the rhizomes within a few days, store them upright in a cool, well ventilated place until planting. If you are dissatisfied, we will replace or refund your order if you notify us of a problem within 14 days, and return the irises. We'll pay return shipping. We cannot be responsible for gophers, weather, or growing conditions in your garden. Planting instructions are included with each order.