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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
lobelia 'Pink Elephant'
Lobelia can be annuals, perennials or shrubs, with simple leaves and showy 2-lipped flowers that may be solitary or in racemes or panicles
'Pink Elephant' is an erect herbaceous perennial to 1.5m in height, with lance-shaped leaves and vivid light red-purple flowers to 3cm in length in late summer
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Clay, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in deep, fertile, reliably moist soil such as a bog garden in full sun or partial shade. Protect with a dry winter mulch; can be short-lived
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut down faded flower spikes in autumn
Pests Slugs may be a problem
May be subject to crown rot and a virus
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