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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
mouse plant mousetail plant
Arisarum are small perennials that develop from tubers or rhizomes. They produce dense clumps of long-stalked, heart- or arrow-shaped leaves and clustered, tiny flowers wrapped in curious hooded spathes
A. proboscideum is a rhizomatous perennial producing mats of arrow-shaped, glossy, green leaves up to 15cm long. The flowers appear in spring; a dark purple-brown spathe with a long narrow tip, like a mouse's tail, and a white base
SW Spain, C & S. Italy
Toxicity Toxic by ingestion
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 West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Needs woodland conditions - a moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring, or by division in autumn or winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning needed
Pests Usually trouble free
Usually trouble free
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