Algerian iris 'Mary Barnard' Iris unguicularis 'Mary Barnard'

Algerian iris 'Mary Barnard'


'Mary Barnard' is an evergreen perennial with narrow, dark green leaves and very fragrant, rich violet flowers in mid-winter or early spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Algerian iris 'Mary Barnard'

    • Common names

      Iris 'Mary Barnard'

  • 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 Wall-side Borders Rock Garden

  • 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