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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
Florentine iris glaive lily
orrice root orris root
Iris filifolia 'Florentina' Iris germanica var. florentina
Iris 'Florentina Alba'
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
'Florentina' is a historic bearded iris, formerly grown as the source of the aromatic orris root, used in perfume making. It is a vigorous, spreading plant with slightly glaucous foliage, sometimes remaining semi-evergreen, and stems to 120cm bearing medium sized flowers. The standards are wide, erect, cupped, the falls are narrow, distinctly drooping, both are silvery white with a slight blue tinge and beards are yellow
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
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained, fertile, neutral to slightly acid loam in full sun
Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove any dying foliage in autumn, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Pests May be attacked by slugs, snails and thrips
May be subject to iris rhizome rot, a leaf spot and a virus
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