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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
Paeonia may be herbaceous perennials or deciduous sub-shrubs with large, divided leaves and showy large bowl-shaped flowers, usually in early summer
'Gardenia' is a bushy, clump-forming perennial to 90cm high with dark green, divided foliage. Fragrant, double, white flowers, sometimes tinged with a faint pink blush, 20-25cm across, are borne on sturdy stems in early summer
Toxicity All parts can cause stomach upset if eaten
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 or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best in deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. Likely to need support (see staking perennials). Long-lived but resents disturbance. See herbaceous peony cultivation
Propagate by division in autumn or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove dead flowers as they fade, then cut plant back as the foliage dies down at the end of summer
Pests Can get leaf and bud eelworm and swift moth caterpillar
May be subject to a virus, honey fungus and peony wilt
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