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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
St Bruno's lily giant St Bruno's lily
great Savoy spiderwort paradise lily star lily of paradise
Paradisea are clump-forming, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennials with linear basal leaves and stems bearing loose racemes of trumpet-shaped white flowers in late spring or summer
P. liliastrum is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial to 60cm in height, with greyish-green grassy leaves and erect stems bearing racemes of lily-like pure white flowers 4-6cm in length in early summer
Pyrenees, Alps, Appennines
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 East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame either when ripe or in spring. Propagate by division after flowering or in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Deadhead after flowering to maintain vigour and then cut back to base in winter
Pests May be attacked by slugs
Generally disease free
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