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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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Acnistus australis Dunalia australis
Iochroma are evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees, with simple, pointed, oval leaves. The nodding or hanging tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers may be purple, blue, red, white or yellow and are followed by pulpy berries enclosed in a large calyx
I. australe is a half-hardy shrub or small tree, evergreen if grown under glass, normally deciduous outdoors. The leaves are downy and the trumpet-shaped, hanging flowers are an unusual, dark lavender-blue
Bolivia to Argentina
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 West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
May survive outdoors in mild areas in free-draining soil in a warm, sheltered position. Otherwise grow in an unheated greenhouse in loam-based potting compost in bright to moderate filtered light. Pinch young plants to encourage bushiness. Good in a patio pot taken in for winter
Propagate by seed sown at 15°C in spring, or by softwood cuttings in late spring, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9, or pruning group 12 as a wall shrub. Plants grown under glass may need restrictive pruning in late winter
Pests May be affected by glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly indoors
Generally trouble free
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