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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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Carex can be deciduous or evergreen, rhizomatous or tufted perennials, with triangular stems bearing linear or strap-shaped leaves and short or long spikes of tiny green or brown flowers
C. buchananii is a tufted perennial to 75cm, with narrow, evergreen, orange-brown, arching leaves with curling tips, and brown flowering spikes in late summer
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 or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in most well-drained fertile soils. Will not tolerate excessive winter wet and avoid extremes of wet and dry
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring or by division in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Prairie Planting Gravel Garden
Pruning In summer cut out any dead leaves
Pests Susceptible to damage from aphids
Generally disease free
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