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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
Siberian bugloss great forget-me-not
Anchusa myosotidiflora Anchusa myosotidifolia
Brunnera are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with large, ovate or heart-shaped basal leaves and sprays of small bright blue flowers in spring
B. macrophylla is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump to 45cm, with broad sprays of small, clear blue flowers, followed by large heart-shaped, long stalked leaves
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained. A cool site in partial shade or shade is preferred
Propagate by division in early spring or take root cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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