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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
shooting star American cowslip
common American cowslip compass plant gentlemen and ladies Indian chief Johnny jump lambs' noses Mead's dodecatheon prairie cyclamen prairie pointer pride of Ohio
Dodecatheon pauciflorum (Dur.) E. Greene
Dodecatheon are summer-dormant herbaceous perennials with basal rosettes of simple leaves and erect or arching stems bearing umbels of cyclamen-like flowers with strongly reflexed petals
D. meadia is an herbaceous perennial to 45cm in height, with a rosette of lance-shaped leaves and erect stems bearing large umbels of nodding, rosy-lilac flowers 2cm in length
E North America
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
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Suitable for woodland or rock garden
Propagate by seed in pots in an open frame as soon as seed is ripe; seed needs exposure to cold before it will germinate or propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be damaged by slugs and snails
Generally disease free
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