Old Hall

Discover Old Hall a Classic Orange Bearded Iris from our Award Winning Collection.

Named after one of the Colleges of Residence at Newnham College, it forms part of the Newnham Collection of irises (Henry Sidgwick/Catherine Seville/Old Hall/Peile Hall).

Building your Iris Collection

This is a really striking plant, a lustrous, sumptuous orange of genuinely classic proportions. It has an intensity that really glows. A really special iris form my father’s late concentrated period of hybridising orange irises, and one of the best.

Great as a stand alone iris in a group or plant in blocks for real impact. Mid- season flowering.

Mixing with other Colours

Old Hall combines clear clean colours, great branching and perfect flower shape to create a ‘Perfect’ Iris. Understand why these single colour irises known as ‘selfs’ mix so well with other colours groups to give you real scope to design your own distinctive colour palette.

Plant this distinctive Orange Bearded Iris with other ‘Hots’, yellows, magentas, reds and to great effect with ‘Softs’, the pinks and pale yellows to see the sheer vibrancy of these our irises.

Planting with Pinks

Remember how useful  ‘Pinks’ are in this context, spanning the early/mid/ late flowering periods. Because of this they give you so many options to extend the iris season. Eileen Louise flowers early, Catherine Seville in mid-season, and both Sherwood Pinkand Century Pink are late, very late.

Registered by Newnham College from an iris bred by Bryan Dodsworth.

Height 40″ (102cm). Gently ruffled blooms that are strong orange in colour, blushed pink at the mid rib. The beards are bright orange.

DISCOUNTS are available for larger purchases: (1-2) Plants £16.50/(3-5) Plants £16.00/(6-8) £15.50/(9+) £14.75.

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Planting Instructions

Irises are hardy and easy to grow providing instructions are followed correctly. Full instructions are provided with each order or you can read more on our Planting Irises page.

Delivery Information

Plants are dispatched by post between April and October each year. The delivery charge is based on the number of plants purchased and the delivery destination.

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