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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
Amicia are upright perennials with alternate leave composed of 4 leaflets, with conspicuous purple-veined stipules and pea-like flowers in autumn
A. zygomeris is a woody-based perennial with leaves composed of 2 pairs of heart-shaped leaflets. In autumn, pea-like purple and yellow flowers 3cm wide open in short racemes
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
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Outdoors grow in well drained fertile soil in full sun; mulch in winter in frost prone areas. Will tolerate temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) and regenerate from the woody base if cut back by frost. Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost (JI No.2) in full light.
Propagate by seed sown at 13-18°C (55-64°F) in spring. Root basal cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Outdoors, prune out frost damaged growth in late winter
Pests Slugs and snails may be problematic
Generally disease free
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