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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
globe thistle 'Arctic Glow'
Echinops can be annuals, biennials or perennials with simple or pinnately lobed, spiny leaves and spherical blue or whitish flower-heads
'Arctic Glow' is a vigorous perennial with sturdy stems to 1m tall, with spiny, deeply divided leaves and globose white flower-heads borne in mid and late summer
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
A hot position with full sun in well-drained soil is best but tolerant of almost any soil or situation except deep shade
By division in spring or by root cuttings in the dormant season. Propagate by seed in mid-spring as this cultivar will come true from seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut down winter damaged stems to the base in early spring
Pests Susceptible to aphids
Generally trouble free
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