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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
Peruvian magic tree sacred flower of the Incas
magic flower of the Incas magic flower magic tree
Cantua are evergreen small shrubs or trees with arching or scrambling branches and showy, terminal corymbs of narrowly tubular flowers with five spreading lobes, in a range of colours
C. buxifolia is an upright, often half-climbing, evergreen shrub. In spring it produces sprays of hanging tubular flowers which are pink to purple with red petal lobes
Andes of Bolivia, Peru & Chile
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light. Plants may be stood outdoors for the summer. In frost-free areas grow in a warm, sheltered position in full sun. The long, flexible stems will need support
Propagate by seed sown in heat in spring, or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 11, after flowering
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly may be a problem
Generally disease free
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