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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.
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. japonica is a rhizomatous perennial forming fans of glossy evergreen foliage. Branched stems to 45cm bear white or pale blue flowers 4-5cm in width, the fringed falls spotted with deep purple, with orange crests
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in a sheltered position in sun or partial 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 Cut Flowers
Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Remove any dying foliage in autumn, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering
Pests Prone to slugs, snails and thrips
May be affected by grey moulds
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