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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Iris may be rhizomatous or bulbous perennials, with narrow leaves and erect stems bearing flowers with 3 large spreading or pendent fall petals, alternating with 3 erect, often smaller, standard petals, in late winter, spring or early summer
Reticulata irises are small, bulbous perennials with narrow leaves almost square in section, and solitary, sometimes fragrant purple, yellow or blue flowers in early spring
'Alida' is a dwarf, bulbous perennial, to 15cm in height, with narrow, erect leaves. Flowers appear in late winter to early spring and are pale-blue, with each fall marked with a central yellow band edged with white and dark-blue speckles
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in full sun in well-drained soil, or in a bulb frame
Lift and divide bulbs in early autumn; see bulb propagation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Susceptible to damage by slugs and snails, aphids, iris sawfly and leaf miners
Iris ink disease, leaf spot, rust diseases and virus diseases may occur; see iris diseases
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