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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 tussock grass
Chionochloa conspicua 'Rubra' Danthonia raoulii var. rubra
Chionochloa are compact, tufted evergreen grasses with narrowly linear, often attractively coloured leaves and tall stems bearing lax panicles of small flowering spikelets in summer
C. rubra is an evergreen grass forming a dense tussock with slender, red-tinted leaves and flowering stems to 1.5m, bearing elegant lax panicles of small, awned spikelets in late summer
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
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in moist but well-drained, light, fertile soil. Will not tolerate excessive winter wet
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting
Pruning Cut back old, flowered stems at the bases in early winter
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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