Yorkshire Irises

and Hardy Perennials

Yorkshire Irises and Hardy Perennials is a family run, specialist plant nursery based just outside Whixley in Yorkshire.  We grow over 250 varieties of irises on site including both heritage and modern varieties, tried and tested in the Yorkshire climate! We also stock a range of hardy perennials that are not only fabulous in their own right but that we think go particularly well with irises either in a border or a large pot.


Being obsessive about irises, we are also breeding new varieties and Claire, Yorkshire Irises' owner, is a member of the board of the British Iris Society.  We are always happy to talk about the history of irises and the practicalities of growing and breeding them. 

We sell through our website and at selected shows, including the Harrogate Spring and Autumn flower shows and Plant Heritage fairs, and hold a number of open days during iris flowering season.


Please see our events page to find out where we'll be next.

UK Packing/Postage

Orders up to £20 postage/packing costs £5.00
Orders up to £60 postage/packing costs £7.00

Orders up to £120 postage/packing costs £8.50
Orders over £120  contact nursery for postage and packing costs

Unfortunately at present we do not export outside the UK.

Plants are sent either by carrier or post at our discretion.


Please note we do not dispatch iris plants when in flower as it can be very damaging for the plants. Therefore, weather dependent, any plants ordered between April and July will be dispatched at the earliest 6 weeks after the latest flowering iris in your order has flowered. Allowing plants to continue growing on for at least 6 weeks after flowering ensures the plants we provide are of the best possible quality.  Please note different irises may flower earlier or later depending on weather conditions in and given year and so dispatch times may vary. However, we always aim to dispatch orders as soon as we can while ensuring customers receive high quality plant material.

Our online iris orders are dispatched as individual bare root rhizomes.  However, if we have suitable potted plants available, we may be able to take orders for these but please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously and we protect your data in line with the government General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) legislation set out in 2018.
When placing an order or booking a course you will be asked for the following so we can successfully provide the service requested
– Name
– Address
– Telephone Number
– Email Address
– Card Details
When sending an order to someone else you will be asked for their Name, Address and should you wish them to receive tracking details their phone number or email address.
We do not share your information with any third party, other than for the purpose of fulfilling your order/taking payment.

All payments processed on our website or over the phone are done through a third party payment system.

Your Name, Address, Phone Number and Email details are passed to our couriers for the purpose of processing your order and providing you with their parcel tracking service.
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Right of Restricted Processing & Right of Erasure

Unsubscribing from our newsletter does not delete your data from our database it simply means we will no longer send you our newsletter. This is your right of ‘restricted processing’
Should you wish to invoke your ‘right of erasure’ please email the nursery direct. We will then fully remove all your details from our database within 30 days of your request.
However, if you place another order after your right of erasure request has been granted you will be agreeing for us to hold your data again.