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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
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Chamerion angustifolium 'Album' Epilobium angustifolium alba
Epilobium angustifolium 'Album' Epilobium angustifolium f. leucanthum Epilobium angustifolium var. album
Chamaenerion can be annuals or perennials, sometimes invasive, with erect stems bearing willowy leaves and showy, 4-petalled flowers in terminal racemes
'Album' is a fast-growing, strongly-spreading, rhizomatous perennial forming an extensive patch of erect stems with white flowers 2cm across from mid-summer to early autumn
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 East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade; vigorously spreading by rhizomes and can be invasive so site with care
Propagate by seed sown in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring. Propagate by division in spring or autumn. Propagate by softwood cuttings from side shoots in spring.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Wildflower meadow Prairie Planting
Pruning Deadhead to encourage repeat flowering and to prevent self-seeding
Pests Can be damaged by slugs and snails
May be affected by powdery mildews and a rust
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