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Welcome to Twyford Irises. We specialise in growing gorgeous tall bearded irises in our nursery in the beautiful and fertile Hawke’s Bay.

The 2021 season has begun with a start made to lifting and dividing the irises. The website will be updated with new stock numbers once our 2020 orders are fulfilled. This should be during January and February.

We have some new introductions this season, all bred in New Zealand – Lyn Chappell’s Ladies Night Out, Vision in Burgundy, Champagne and Pearls, and Fabulous Fifties plus, Gail Barth’s Terabyte.

This year we will also be showcasing the Hawke’s Bay Iris Collection, featuring most of the irises of all types bred locally, including irises by Joan Stevens, John and Heather Trim and Brian Townshend, to name a few.

It’s easy to become addicted to these fabulous plants. What other plant offers so many different varieties, colours and styles and what better gift than a living plant that will reward for many years to come.

Nursery Opening Hours – usually from Labour Weekend until the end of flowering, usually end of November. At other times by appointment. Group bookings for visits to the nursery are also welcome.

A large selection of bagged irises are available from the nursery all year round. Please contact us first if you are calling outside of the main flowering time. Orders from the previous year can be collected directly from the nursery or if prearranged will be posted from January onwards.

Bare-rooted irises can be purchased online most times of the year and will be sent tracked via NZ post. Orders taken during flowering time will be held until after flowering unless local pickup. Postage costs are fixed but if you are purchasing five or less please contact us for a lower rate.

Please be aware that plants may not always flower the first season. Also, some rhizomes are smaller than others. Just like us, they come in all shapes and sizes. All are healthy and will grow and flower for you.