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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
Belamcanda chinensis Belamcanda chinensis 'Leopard Lily'
Belamcanda chinensis var. curtata Belamcanda flabellata
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. domestica has narrow leaves to 20cm long, and yellow of reddish-orange flowers 4cm wide, heavily spotted with deep red, and followed by green seed pods splitting to reveal several conspicuous, glossy black seeds
Himalaya to Far East
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil that does not dry out in summer, in full sun or partial shade. Frost hardy; will tolerate short spells to -10°C (14°F) if given a deep, protective mulch in winter
Propagate by seed in a cold frame in spring. Divide in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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