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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
busy lizzie [Divine Violet]
Impatiens can be annuals or evergreen perennials, with fleshy stems bearing simple, toothed leaves and solitary or clustered, spurred, 5-petalled flowers
New Guinea impatiens, derived from I. × hawkeri, have brightly-coloured, relatively-large flowers set against typically dark green foliage on a plant with a neat habit, typically up to 60cm wide and tall
Divine Violet is a bushy perennial, to 40cm tall, usually grown as an annual. Dark green leaves have long, tapering tips and toothed margins. Violet-purple flowers, 3-5cm wide, appear over a long period in summer through to 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 West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in a sheltered, partially-shaded site with a moist but well-drained soil
Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and vine weevil
Generally disease free
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