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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
prince's feather Autumn Palette Group
Amaranthus can be upright or spreading annuals or short-lived perennials, with simple leaves and tiny flowers borne in dense, erect or pendulous, catkin-like inflorescences in summer and autumn
Autumn Palette Group plants produce feathery spikes of flowers in "earth" colours such as rust-red, orange, brown and cream, in summer and autumn. Some seed mixtures may have a preponderance of pale colours
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam based compost (JI No2) in full light. Outdoors for summer bedding, grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist soil in full sun in a sheltered site. Water freely during summer to prolong flowering
Propagate by seed sown at 20C (68F) in mid-spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical
Pruning Remove plants grown as summer bedding after flowering
Pests Susceptible to aphids
Prone to a virus
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