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Sir Cedric Morris irises National Collection

Sarah Cook was head gardener at Sissinghurst for 14 years. Since then she sought out and reassembled an amazing collection of the exquisite bearded irises that were bred and painted by Sir Cedric Morris.


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Feature No:   3029 

Qty of Images:    58 


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Sarah Cook has reassembled this iris collection that were bred and painted by the famous 20th­century artist, and plantsman, Sir Cedric Morris at his house (Benton End) and garden at Hadleigh in Suffolk. The distinguishing feature of these irises is their subtle and delicate colours and markings. Sarah has, almost single handedly, saved these varieties from extinction and brought them back into cultivation so that are available for futuregenerations to enjoy.



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