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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
white Cape leadwort
Plumbago auriculata var. alba Plumbago capensis alba
Plumbago capensis 'Alba'
Plumbago can be annuals, perennials or scrambling evergreen shrubs, with simple leaves and short terminal racemes of salver-shaped flowers with 5 spreading lobes
P. auriculata f. alba is a lax evergreen shrub with slender stems bearing light green, oblanceolate leaves and terminal racemes of pure white flowers in late summer and autumn
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
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in a loam-based potting compost in full light. When in growth water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter. Can be grown outdoors in warmer climes in most fertile soils
Propagate by seed sown at 13 to 18 °C in spring or take semi-hardwood cuttings in midsummer with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 12 in early spring
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly may be a problem
Generally disease free
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