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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.
Other common names
small-leaved plantain lily Siebold's plantain lily
Hosta are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with simple, ovate or lance-shaped leaves, often attractively coloured or variegated, and erect racemes of nodding, funnel or bell-shaped flowers in early summer
H. sieboldii is a small, compact, clump-forming perennial. Leaves are narrow, lanceolate, to 15cm in length with mid-green centres and narrowly-edged with white. Funnel-shaped, lavender-coloured flowers, on stems to 60cm, appear in mid to late summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade with shelter from cold, dry winds. See hosta cultivation
Propagate by division in late summer or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove spent foliage as required and clear up dead foliage when it dies back at the end of the growing season
Pests Prone to slugs and snails; plants in pots can get vine weevil
May be subject to a virus
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