Henry Sidgwick

Henry Sidgwick is a Ruffled Red Bearded Iris. Named after the Founder of Newnham College, an iris of undoubted character.

The falls have a velvet texture, deep red with a black sheen and a short pencil line white stripe where the dark orange beard ends. This is a really great addition to our ‘Reds’, darker than Red Pike, with Red Kite, a deeper colour still.

Plant this Ruffled Red Bearded Iris on its own, in groups or blocks;  mix with other ‘Hots’ (Oranges/Reds/Browns/Magentas); try with ‘Softs’ (Pinks).

Bred by Barry Emmerson.

The standards and style arms of the gently ruffled blooms are dark red bordering on brown.

Part of the Newnham Collection (Henry Sidgwick/Catherin Seville/Old Hall/Peile Hall).

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

Mid Bloom


Due to popular demand, this variety is not currently available. Please email us and we will get back to you when new stock arrives. We are happy to mail you an availability report biennially so that you have the most up to date information.

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.