"The most successful British hybridiser in the eighty year history of the Dykes Medal"
The English Iris Company champions the British Tall Bearded Iris and offers an exclusive range of top quality plants, many never previously available.
Our irises are developed from prize-winning stock and selected by experts renowned for their rigour and lack of compromise in their search for the perfect iris. You are guaranteed a top quality plant with good structure form, and balance, with perfect flower formation and bud count.
British Tall Bearded Irises bring style and structure to a mixed border, or dramatic effect when planted en masse. They are tolerant of extremes of heat and cold and will thrive when planted in a sunny position and simple instructions are followed.
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Selected form the prize-winning collection raised by Bryan Dodsworth who without doubt is Britain’s foremost hybridiser of Tall Bearded Irises. Each variety displays his hallmark characteristics: exemplary shape, form and balance of both bloom and stem, with the element of timelessness that defines the true classic.
Our contemporary collection is built around irises raised by Barry Emmerson , who was for many years Dodsworth’s student. Barry’s approach to hybridising is to cross new patterns and colourings from USA and breed them onto Dodsworth’s classic stems.
The English Iris Company has been working with Newnham College Cambridge over the last year to develop a small but exciting collection of Tall Bearded Irises that will see the launch of the College’s 21st Century Garden Project at a Secret Gardens Ball in June 2013. This cooperation will extend to the creation of a Display Border in the College grounds with over 100 plants that celebrate British Irises.