Hen Harrier

New Iris

We are delighted to be introducing Hen Harrier, a brand new exclusive Grey-White Bearded Iris.

This new iris is a welcome addition to our  Award Winning Collection. Firstly this is a highly distinctive and unusual grey-white iris, with a purple tinge.  Secondly it complements and extends our existing range of outstanding ‘Cools‘. Hen Harrier is another late flowering variety, ensuring that through careful selection you can extend the iris flowering season.

Named after a magical bird, the rare and endangered Hen Harrier that breeds in remote upland areas of UK, and winters further south on selected ‘roosting‘sites. In common with other raptors, the female, barred and brown, is significantly larger than the male.

Special Reserve

This is one of a new batch of Special Reserve Bearded Irises that we are releasing for the first time in 2024. They form part of a new ground-breaking initiative to make small quantities of particularly rare or unusual varieties available to the public. Initially we will offer them  at a premium price in small batches (30’s-50’s), first to our Subscribers. Because of their rarity we expect demand to be strong, and we plan to allocate irises on a first come, first served basis.

Building Your Collection

This exceptional Grey-White Self has perfect flower shape and classic ‘Dodsworth ‘branching, and is an important addition to our stylish and versatile ‘Cools’ Collection.

Mixing with other Colours

Our Irises combine clear clean colours, great branching and perfect flower shape to create a ‘Perfect’ Iris.

This Grey-White Bearded Iris is great as a standalone plant. However, consider using it with other ‘Cools’, particularly Jessica Rosalind and Wharfedale.

Alternatively, if Pink is your colour, you can always add one of the early flowering flowering ‘Pinks’ Eileen Louise  before finishing with a late season flourish including Sherwood Pink and Century Pink.

Top Tip

Try Hen Harrier with a combination Cools (Jessica Rosalind and Wharfedale) and late flowering ‘Pinks’ (Sherwood Pink and Century Pink) for a spectacular late flowering display.

Registered in 2023 by Simon Dodsworth fr0m one of Bryan Dodsworth’s exceptional crop of unregistered seedlings. Tall Bearded Iris 44″ (112 cm). Late Bloom; Grey-White Self, distinctive purple barring at throat, Beards orange at throat, yellow at tip. Slightly Ruffled. Sweet Fragrance.

Special Reserve Prices

Due to rarity and scarcity we are restricting individual orders to three irises. The price is £25.00 each.


Special Reserve
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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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