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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
Bomarea hirta Bomarea hirtella
Bomarea are tuberous, deciduous twining perennials with simple, lance-shaped leaves and terminal umbels or racemes of tubular or narrowly bell-shaped flowers
B. edulis is a deciduous climber with lance-shaped, mid- to pale green leaves 6-12cm long. Clusters of bell-shaped flowers are produced from early summer to autumn. These are pink or pale red on the outside; green and yellow flecked with dark red on the inside
Mexico to Trop. Am.
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in well-drained compost in good light but with shade from the hottest sun. Will need support and can stand outside in summer in a sunny position
Propagate by seed, or by division in late winter or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Cut back dead growth and flowered stems to ground level in winter
Pests May be affected by glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly and aphids
Usually disease free
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