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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
Algerian iris 'Mary Barnard'
Iris 'Mary Barnard'
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
'Mary Barnard' is an evergreen perennial with narrow, dark green leaves and very fragrant, rich violet flowers in mid-winter or early spring
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in sharply-drained, neutral to alkaline soil; ideal for the base of a sunny wall where ground is dry and stony
Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
Pruning Remove any dying foliage, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Pests Can be damaged by slugs and snails. Caterpillars sometimes eat the flowers
May be affected by grey moulds
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