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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
grass widow purple-eyed grass
purple rush lily purple snowdrop spring bell spring satin flower
Sisyrinchium douglasii Sisyrinchium grandiflorum
Olsynium are fibrous-rooted, clump-forming perennials. They have mostly basal, stem-clasping, linear or lance-shaped leaves and nodding trumpet to bell-shaped flowers in spring
O. douglasii produces slender, upright stems sheathed with grass-like leaves. The flowers are 2cm long, nodding, bell-shaped and a rich purple with a satiny texture. They appear in early spring
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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, humus-rich, moderately fertile soil in semi-shade
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally problem free
Generally problem free
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