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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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Crocosmia are deciduous cormous perennials with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in summer
'Hot Spot' is a cormous perennial to 75cm tall forming a clump of upright, sword-shaped leaves. Upward-facing yellow flowers with red stripes radiating from the base of each petal are borne on arching stems from midsummer into 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
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant 8-10cm deep in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained and preferably sandy soil in full sun or partial shade; in colder areas plant somewhere with shelter from cold drying winds, such as near a wall, and protect in winter with a thick, dry, organic mulch. If clumps become congested, divide them in early spring
Propagate by division in early spring, just before growth starts
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning No pruning required, except removal of dead leaves and flower stems before new growth starts in spring
Pests May be affected by glasshouse red spider mite
Generally disease free
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