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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
cinnamon vine ground nut
ground pen Indian potato mic-mac potato North American potato bean North American wild bean pig potato potato bean potato pea sagabon trailing pea tuberose wisteria tuberous-rooted wisteria white apple wild bean
Apios are a genus of tender, perennial vine which produce edible beans and tubers. Popular during Victorian times, it produced small, scented racemes of purple coloured flowers.
A. americana is a slender, herbaceous perennial climber with edible tubers and leaves made up of five or seven, pointed leaflets. The scented flowers, borne in late summer and early autumn are pea-like, pale brown outside and dark, reddish-brown inside
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant tubers in moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Will scramble over shrubs, or twine around supports such as bamboo canes
Separate tubers in autumn and replant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning needed, will die down in autumn
Pests Slugs and snails may be a problem
Generally disease free
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