Algerian iris 'Abington Purple' Iris unguicularis 'Abington Purple'

Algerian iris 'Abington Purple'


'Abington Purple' is a rhizomatous plant forming a clump of sword-shaped, evergreen leaves, with fragrant, deep purple flowers opening in succession from mid winter to mid spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Algerian iris 'Abington Purple'

    • Common names

      Iris 'Abington Purple'

  • skullToxicity

    Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Remove any dying foliage, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn

  • insectPests

    Can be damaged by slugs and snails. Caterpillars sometimes eat the flowers

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by grey moulds