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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
I. sanguinea is a rhizomatous perennial to 90cm tall, with long, erect, narrow leaves and unbranched stems bearing 2-3 reddish-purple flowers 6-8cm wide in early summer, the falls with yellowish-orange hafts
S. Siberia to Japan
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 West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a well-drained, neutral to acid loam in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Lift rhizomes and plant immediately in the flowering site from midsummer to early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Slugs and snails and thrips may damage leaves flowers and rhizomes
grey mould may be a problem
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