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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 'Gerald Darby'
Iris laevigata 'Gerald Darby' Iris versicolor 'Gerald Darby'
Iris 'Gerald Darby'
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
'Gerald Darby' is a rhizomatous perennial to 1.2m in height, with arching, narrow leaves and purplish stems bearing 3-4 violet-purple flowers, the falls whitish at the base with a yellow flash and dark veins
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 East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Loam, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist to wet, deep, humus-rich, acid soil; thrives at the margins of ponds or streams
Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove any dying foliage, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Pests Prone to slugs, snails and thrips. Birds often peck flowers
May be affected by grey moulds
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