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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
baneberry Atropurpurea Group
Cimicifuga racemosa 'Atropurpurea' Cimicifuga racemosa 'Purpurea'
Cimicifuga ramosa 'Atropurpurea' Cimicifuga simplex 'Atropurpureum' Cimicifuga simplex 'Blackthorn Strain' Cimicifuga simplex var. simplex Atropurpurea Group
Actaea are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with compound leaves and small creamy-white flowers in short, erect, simple or branched terminal racemes, followed either by poisonous red, black or white berries, or by star-shaped clustered brown follicles
Atropurpurea Group are upright plants with brown-purple stems and foliage, and dense spikes of small, fragrant, white flowers in early autumn, often tinted purple in bud. There are a number of named cultivar within this group, chosen for their very dark leaves. Leaf and stem of un-named forms can vary; for best results choose plants in leaf
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
MoisturePoorly-drained, Moist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in cool, moist, moderately fertile soil, enriched with organic matter. Water thoroughly in dry weather
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn or by division in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering or fruiting
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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