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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
Heliotropium can be annuals, perennials, sub-shrubs or shrubs, with simple leaves and large clusters of small, scented flowers in summer
'Marine' is a compact cultivar, usually grown as annual bedding, growing to about 45cm tall, with scented, deep violet-blue flowers
Toxicity All parts of the plant are toxic by ingestion
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 or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass may be grown in a loamless or loam-based compost (JI No3) in full light but with some protection from hot sun. Outdoors grow in any moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Water moderately in the growing season and apply a balanced fertiliser once a month. In the winter keep the rootball just moist
Propagate cultivars by taking softwood cuttings or semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Tip-prune shoots on young plants in early spring to promote bushy growth. Older leggy plants can gave their stems shortened by half in spring
Pests Glasshouse whitefly may be a problem if grown under glass
Generally problem free
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