• Hots


    Buy our vibrant ‘Hot’ British Bearded Irises to provide real impact in your garden. Their clear clean colours give you so many options. Mix with other ‘Hot’ Bearded irises for intensity and dramatic impact, but with the ‘Softs’ for a more subtle contrast, and surprise yourself with the results you achieve. DISCOUNTS available for larger purchases 1-2 plants are £16.50 each.  3-5 plants are £16.00 each. 6-8 plants: £15.50. 9 or more plants: £14.75. The appropriate discount is applied automatically.
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  • Cools


    Enjoy our exclusive collection of Cool British Bearded Irises. Choose from a wide range of cool colours; world-class ‘Blues’ to show-stopping whites, and colours in between. Mix combinations of ‘Cools’ together; or try ‘Cools’ and ‘Softs’. Remember there is so much choice with these single clear clean colours. DISCOUNTS available for larger purchases 1-2 plants are £16.50 each.  3-5 plants are £16.00 each. 6-8 plants: £15.50. 9 or more plants: £14.75. The appropriate discount is applied automatically.
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  • Softs


    Buy from our exclusive collection of 'Soft' British Bearded Irises. Develop your colour palette with our Award Winning British Bearded Irises. Plant as individual varieties, or mix these sophisticated ‘Softs’ with ‘Hots’ and ‘Cools’, to create real contrast and impact. DISCOUNTS available for larger purchases 1-2 plants are £16.50 each.  3-5 plants are £16.00 each. 6-8 plants: £15.50. 9 or more plants: £14.75. The appropriate discount is applied automatically.
    Buy Softs

The most successful Hybridiser of British Tall Bearded Irises in the Twentieth Century

The English Iris Company

Buy Our Exclusive British Bearded Irises
The English Iris Company offers a range of Exclusive British Bearded Irises that will bring style and structure to your garden.

Our Iris Pedigree
Bryan Dodsworth is the most celebrated twentieth century British Hybridiser of British Bearded Irises, a former President and regular exhibitor at British Iris Society Shows for over thirty years. He is the winner of twelve British Dykes Medals for Iris Hybridising (no one has won the medal previously more than four times in 90 years).


We sell only his Exclusive British Bearded Irises and varieties that use his breeding lines. These are top of the range Bearded Irises, the 'thoroughbreds' of the iris world, and some of the best available. This means that you can be confident in what you buy.

National Collection
Our Irises have National Collection status, approved by Plant Heritage - further evidence of their quality and significance.

BBC TV Gardeners World 1989-2016
BBC TV feature our irises in a GW broadcast in July 2016 with Simon Dodsworth who talks about his father's achievements and the steps he is taking to preserve his father's extraordinary legacy. In an earlier programme from 1989, Bryan Dodsworth explains his approach to iris hybridising.

From this you can see that our Exclusive Award Winning British Bearded Irises have maintained their active appeal for gardeners and the media for over twenty five years.

What We do
Iris Specialists- British and independent We only grow British Bearded Irises and you will get help and advice from people who understand irises and are familiar with British growing conditions.

Exhibitors at RHS Shows at Chelsea in 2015, Chatsworth in 2017 and Hampton Court in 2018

High profile Gardens You can visit Display Collections of our irises at some high profile gardens in UK.

Our Irises
We grow and breed all our irises in UK. Our Exclusive British Bearded Irises cope well with our weather and are suited to climate change; they tolerate extremes of heat and cold and bulk up quickly.  Our irises are easy to grow and will last for years and years. Our Exclusive British Bearded Irises make the perfect garden plant.

Why Our Irises are Different
Our Irises combine clear clean colours, great branching and perfect flower shape to create a 'Perfect' Iris. This is what makes our Irises different, and why we are proud to present our Collection of Exclusive British Bearded Irises, something that it took Bryan Dodsworth, my father, over 40 years to create.

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What makes the Perfect Iris?

See What Our Customers Say About Our Bearded Irises...

Caryl Gill
Had the irises today. they were in superb condition, well packed and the roots were being kept moist with a damp j cloth. I realy recommend this company
Colin Brewer
Brilliant family business that looks after their customers like no one else. I cannot praise them too highly !!!
Rory Forteath
The company have been a joy to deal with from start to finish. Perfect customer services and an amazing product which has transformed my garden. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
Lavinia Derrick
I have bought iris plants from the English Iris Company before and they are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. The service if prompt and the plants healthy. I would buy from them again (and have done so) and would certainly recommend them 100%
Philip Beeforth
I received my iris packaged with great care and very high quality, clean rhizomes.I have not flowered these yet so I am wishing away the months and imagining future years of growing these wonderful iris varieties
Louise Battle
Absolutely delighted with the service and the irises , regular contact throughout the order process - it’s good to note that the irises are only dispatched once a month so do remember this when ordering .
merriefield podiatry
I wanted some yellow bearded irises and came across this company. Simon was really helpful with advice about growing and caring for irises. My order came promptly and was well packaged. Simon also advised me when it was posted. Would not hesitate to use them again.
Елена Петрова
Fantastic, irises are stunning. Colours are amazing and the nursery owners are so knowledgeable.
Barbara McFadyean
Magnificent plants! I was like a child in a sweet shop.
Lovely corms in careful packaging, with excellent instructions of how to plant... I feel pretty confident that I can make these ones grow, and they will be the best bearded irises for miles!

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