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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
selfheal self heal
heal-all all-heal blue curls blue Lucy brownwort brunel caravaun bog carpenter grass carpenter's herb carpenter's square heart of the earth herb carpenter Hercules' all-heal hook-heal hookweed panay proud carpenter sickle-heal sicklewort slough-heal square stem thimble flower
Prunella are semi-evergreen perennials of spreading habit, the prostrate stems rooting at the nodes, with dense, short spikes of small, 2-lipped flowers
P. vulgaris is a creeping perennial to 30cm, with rooting stems bearing oblong or ovate leaves and short erect spikes of deep violet, rarely pink or white, tubular flowers in summer and early autumn
Habit Mat forming
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow plant for any soil in full sun or partial shade. May be considered invasive. Attract bees and other beneficial insects. Good ground cover
Propagate by seed or division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Banks and Slopes
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Deadhead to prevent self-seeding
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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