About Iris of Sissinghurst

Iris of Sissinghurst is an iris nursery specialising entirely in growing & selling Iris plants.  It is run by Sue Marshall.

The aim is to offer a wide range of Iris, adding new varieties each year.  Selling is usually by mail order, at shows and at the nursery either by appointment or on advertised selling days.

At the Nursery

At the nursery we sell on a number of weekends each year, timetabled so that a major group of Irises is in flower. Customers can see exactly what the plant and the flowers look like, and buy their plants in the pots they have been growing in.

The nursery ,originally in Sissinghurst, has been relocated to Marden only a few miles away, where previously plants were grown for shows. Plants can be collected from the nursery by appointment only.

Mail Order

We operate Mail Order system  and list on this website Irises currently available and prices. We can send out plants as gifts and are happy to enclose a greeting card and message at no extra charge.

There are several categories  of Iris listed to the right .Each category lists the individual varieties that are currently available for sale.

These lists are regularly updated as new varieties become available. If a particular variety is not listed please contact the nursery as we do have additional stock,albeit in small numbers.

We occasionally have special offers and these can be found on  the News page


Iris of Sissinghurst nursery does attend local and national flower Shows to display its plants. In the last few years the nursery has attended Shows such as Harrogate, Cardiff and the RHS Westminster Halls as well as local Shows in Kent and the south east of England. The News pages of this site lists the forthcoming events that will be attended each year.

In addition to the Shows above Iris of Sissinghurst also works in collaboration with Cayeux Iris, the French company, one of the biggest iris growers in the world, to present a display at the RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW. This collaboration has resulted in the award of silver gilt as well as silver medals over several years. The bearded iris that will form part of the display for 2015 are currently being cultivated in the Iris of Sissinghurst nursery.

Talks to Societies

The nursery has been asked by Horticultural Societies to provide a range of talks about iris. The details of these talks are available from the RHS Speakers List as well as the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies. Details of the different talks are contained on the page Talks