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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
sensitive plant action plant
humble plant live and die sensible plant shame plant touch-me-not
Mimosa can be annuals, evergreen perennials, shrubs or trees with spiny stems bearing 2-pinnate leaves and spherical heads of tiny flowers with prominent stamens
M. pudica is a spiny annual or short-lived evergreen perennial of low, spreading habit, with divided leaves that are sensitive to touch, and fluffy pale pink or pale purple flowerheads in summer
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a heated glasshouse where temperatures fall no lower than 13°C (55°F) in winter. Use a loam-based compost such as John Innes No 2 in containers or in the glass house border. In the growing season, water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. In winter, less water is required. A position in full light, but shaded from hot sun is ideal
The best method is to propagate by seed at 18-24°C (64-75°F) in spring. Soak the seed overnight before sowing. Can also be propagated by taking softwood cuttings with bottom heat in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning None required
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite can be a problem
Usually trouble free
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