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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
Japanese toad lily Japanese orchid lily
Tricyrtis are rhizomatous perennials, sometimes stoloniferous, with erect or arching stems with alternate, sometimes 2-ranked leaves and star-shaped or bell-shaped flowers that may be solitary or in terminal or axillary clusters
T. hirta is a clump-forming deciduous perennial to 75cm tall, with erect stems bearing alternate, ovate or elliptic leaves and heavily purple-spotted, funnel-shaped white flowers 2cm across in late summer and autumn
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
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plants require a moist, humus-rich but well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full or partial shade. Very suitable for a woodland garden, shady border or shaded peat bank
Propagate by seed as soon as ripe and sow in containers, keeping them overwinter in a cold frame. Young plants may need the protection of a greenhouse for their first winter in colder areas
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back old stems as plants die back for the winter
Pests Susceptible to damage from slugs
Generally trouble free
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