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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
red mountain spinach red orach
Atriplex can be annuals, perennials, shrubs or sub-shrubs, with simple, often silvery, leaves and usually inconspicuous flowers in summer
A. hortensis var. rubra is an erect annual to 1m or more, with slightly succulent, ovate, deep red-purple leaves to 15cm in length, and tall dense racemes of tiny flowers of similar colouring
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
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun, water freely in dry weather
Propagate by seed in succession from spring to early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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