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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
tumbling Ted basil soap-wort
Saponaria can be annuals or perennials, with opposite, entire leaves and small clusters of pink or purple flowers in summer
S. ocymoides is a vigorous mat-forming perennial to 8cm in height, with small semi-evergreen ovate leaves and loose clusters of pink flowers 10mm in width
C & S Europe
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
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun
Propagate by seed and softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Cut back hard after flowering to maintain compact habit
Pests Slugs and snails may be a problem
Generally disease free
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