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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
stinking iris blue seggin
gladden gladdon gladwin gladwyn roast beef plant scarlet-seeded iris stinking gladwin stinking gladwyn
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. foetidissima is an evergreen perennial to 80cm, with glossy rich green leaves and small, yellow-tinged, dull purple flowers followed by large pods opening to show bright orange-red seeds, which persist into winter
Europe, N Africa
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 or North-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained, neutral to slightly acid loam but will tolerate most soils in full sun, partial shade or shade
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Remove any dying foliage in autumn
Pests Prone to slugs, snails and thrips
May be affected by grey moulds
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