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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
blistered Cape cowslip
Lachenalia are bulbous perennials with strap-shaped, sometimes dark-spotted leaves, and erect stems bearing racemes or spikes of tubular flowers, slightly fragrant in some species, in autumn, winter or early spring
L. pustulata is a bulbous perennial to 35cm, with one or two lance-shaped leaves with small bumps on the upper surface, and racemes of narrowly bell-shaped, cream or yellowish flowers in late winter and spring
S Africa (W Cape)
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass, plant bulbs in a well-drained loam based compost (JI No 2) 10cm deep and grow in full sun. Introduce watering gradually until plants actively growing and then water freely. Reduce watering in autumn and keep dry over winter until growth resumes in spring
Propagate by seed sown as soon as ripe at 13-18C (55-64F) or by detaching bulblets in summer or autumn.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove old foliage as the plant dies down for the winter
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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