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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
Astrantia are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with palmately lobed basal leaves and branched, erect, wiry stems bearing compact umbels of tiny flowers surrounded by a rosette of showy bracts
A. maxima is an herbaceous perennial to 60cm, forming a clump of plentiful, three-lobed leaves with branching stems bearing flower-heads 3-6cm in width, with broad, pinkish bracts surrounding tiny pink flowers
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 East-facing or West-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade but will tolerate drier conditions
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe or propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal
Pruning Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding
Pests Generally pest free
Powdery mildews may be troublesome
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