Early Flowering Bearded Iris Dotterel Group

Dotterel Group

Dotterel – One of our Exciting new Introductions

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We are adding the following varieties to our shop catalogue this year:

(i) Century Pink

Pink Bearded Iris- Century Pink

Century Pink (British Iris Society Centenary Iris)

This is a welcome addition to our outstanding collection of ‘Pink‘ irises. It was also the British Iris Centenary Iris chosen by the British Iris Society  that featured prominently in their  Chelsea 2022 Gold Medal Winning Display. This is a particularly good late flowering ‘Pink’ , it also works well with ‘Sherwood Pink‘, another late flowering variety.

Pink Bearded Irises Century Pink Group

Century Pink Group

(ii) Dotterel

Early Flowering Bearded Iris Dotterel

Iris ‘Dotterel’ – English Iris Company

– Named after the Wading Bird that nests high on the Cairngorm Uplands, this is a great new ‘amoena‘ with white standards and peachy buff falls. It is the first iris to flower in my garden by over a week and helps extend the iris bloom period. This makes it a really important iris to have in your iris collection.

Early Flowering Bearded Iris Dotterel Group

Dotterel Group

(iii) Philippa Hobart

Purple Bearded Iris Philippa Hobart

This iris failed to micro-propagate properly and the colours were not to true to form, so we had to withdraw it. It has now been re-introduced after taking cuttings/offsets for the last three years. This exciting mulberry-coloured iris is a great addition to our ‘Hots’ collection and goes really well planted with other hot colours, but is particularly good with ‘Pinks’. It grows well too.

Purple Bearded Iris Philippa Hobart

Philippa Hobart Group


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Simon Dodsworth

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