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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
common chickweed chickweed
chickenweed satin flower tongue grass white bird's eye winter weed
Stellaria can be annuals or herbaceous perennials, with slender stems bearing simple, opposite leaves and terminal cymes of white flowers with 5 deeply notched petals
S. media is a semi-evergreen annual, growing all year round in mild weather, with fine, sprawling stems, small, bright green leaves and tiny star-shaped white flowers from spring to autumn
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 South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows naturally in cultivated ground and open areas and is a frequent garden weed
Spreads readily by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning None required
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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