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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
Ocimum can be aromatic annuals, evergreen perennials or shrubs with opposite, linear to broadly-ovate leaves and small tubular white or pinkish flowers in whorls forming a spike
'Pluto' is a bush-forming cultivar, producing small, even, dome-shaped plants to about 20cm, with fine mid-green leaves
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
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Treat as an annual and grow in a light, well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Best grown containerised. May be grown as a short-lived sub-shrub if over-wintered under glass. Water freely in summer
Propagate by seed sown in gentle heat in early spring or sown in-situ in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pinch out flowerheads as they appear to ensure continued leaf growth. Cut back after flowering
Pests Can get leafhoppers and aphids; slugs and snails may be problematic
May be affected by powdery mildews
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