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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
Cape primrose 'Jessica'
Streptocarpus can be annuals, perennials or subshrubs, with usually wrinkled, lance-shaped to rounded leaves and clusters of tubular to trumpet-shaped flowers with 5 spreading lobes, often borne throughout the year
'Jessica' bears mid-pink flowers with darker pink and white markings from the throat of its funnel from spring through to the autumn. Strappy , evergreen leaves are softly hairy and wrinkled
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
Requires good light but will scorch in direct sun, so an east or west-facing windowsill is ideal. Prefers a humid atmosphere. Water regularly but allow compost to dry out a little in between watering and avoid wetting the surface of leaves. Feed regularly with a high potash feed in spring and summer. Water less in winter. See Streptocarpus cultivation
Propagate either by division of clumps or by leaf cuttings in spring or summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Deadhead regularly and remove damaged leaves
Pests May be susceptible to glasshouse pests such as aphids
Overwatering may cause rotting at the base of the plant
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