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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
sweet cicely anise
British myrrh garden myrrh great chervil myrrh sweet bracken sweet chervil sweet fern sweet Mary
Myrrhis is an aromatic herbaceous perennial with fern-like leaves and umbels of small white flowers in early summer, followed by aniseed-scented fruits
M. odorata is an erect, aniseed-scented perennial with bright green, 2- to 3-pinnate leaves and white flowers in umbels, followed by spindle-shaped fruits
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
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in dappled shade. When used as a culinary herb remove flower stalks as they develop to improve the quality of the leaves
Propagate by seed or by division in spring or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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