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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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Hakonechloa is a deciduous perennial grass forming a compact tuft of arching stems bearing linear leaves, with arching flower panicles in late summer and autumn
H. macra is a perennial grass producing mounds of bright green leaves topped by airy sprays of green flowers in mid- to late summer. The leaves develop red-brown tints in autumn and persist into winter
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
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in most moist, humus-rich, well-drained fertile soils in sun or shade
Propagate by division in mid-spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Garden Edging
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Cut back old, flowered stems and dead foliage at the base in late winter
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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