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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
Phacelia can be annuals, biennials or perennials with pinnately divided leaves and racemes or panicles of tubular or bell-shaped blue, white or yellow flowers, attractive to insects
P. tanacetifolia is a robust winter annual of variable height, 20-120cm, with fern-like pinnately cut leaves, sometimes rather grey-green, and abundant, densely set soft blue or lavender-blue flowers in terminal, curved cymes during summer. Very attractive to bees and other insects
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
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by seed in situ in spring or early autumn; self seeds freely in a sunny position
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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