National Collection – ‘Tall Bearded Iris Raised by Bryan Dodsworth’

It is fitting and appropriate that Bryan Dodsworth’s achievements as a hybridiser of Tall Bearded Irises are recognized for posterity as being worthy of ‘National Collection’ status.

Plant Heritage approved the application in June 2015. Initially our plans are to start small (31 varieties) and then increase this slowly as the large collection of unnamed seedlings is evaluated, and the best plants retained, registered and named. This process is expected to take two/three years to complete, but we are in no hurry.

We have still to confirm the identity of some of the most important seedlings and this process is not straightforward.

View the list of irises within the National Collection.