This time of year is always exciting at Iris of Sissinghurst because the new varieties to be launched can be announced & details entered on the website. This year is particularly important because the new varieties include Kent breed bearded iris. This country is particularly fortunate to have two Kent based iris hybridisers, Olga Wells and Brian Hersey, both with a proven history of breeding high quality iris. Olga Wells is very well known within the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and is a longstanding member of the British Iris Society. Iris of Sissinghurst already grows and sells a number of iris, both bearded & sibirica, breed by Olga Wells. This year, amongst other new varieties, bearded iris named after well known KENT CASTLES. These include the following;

Lullingstone Castle

Hever Castle

Walmer Castle

Saltwood Castle

Rochester Castle

Dover Castle

In addition to the above series further bearded iris, named after places in Kent have been registered and are available here at Iris of Sissinghurst. These include;

Goudhurst

Brenchley

Matfield Green

Fordwich

Aylesford

Marden Meadow

Marden Beech

There are a number of other new editions, including others breed by Olga Wells that will appear in future news bulletins.

Please visit the various sections of the Iris of Sissinghurst website to see all the new editions as well as photographs/descriptions of each variety

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