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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
night-scented stock evening stock
Grecian stock night-scented violet perfume plant
Matthiola can be annuals, perennials or subshrubs, with simple or lobed leaves and dense terminal racemes or panicles of fragrant, 4-petalled flowers
M. longipetala subsp. bicornis is a sprawling annual with small, grey-green leaves and loose sprays of white, pale purple, mid-purple, or pink flowers which are strongly-fragrant at night
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a sunny, sheltered bed where the soil is well-drained and neutral to slightly alkaline
Propagate by seed sown in situ in spring, and repeated later for a succession of flowers
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning needed
Pests May be affected by aphids, slugs and snails
Generally problem free
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