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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.
Other common names
Sempervivum are evergreen perennials forming mats of fleshy-leaved rosettes, often attractively coloured, with star-shaped pink or pale yellow flowers in summer
'Othello' is an evergreen cultivar with large dark red rosettes of broad leaves. Starry pink flowers are borne by older rosettes in summer. Although individual rosettes die after flowering, each plant will survive by forming offsets
Habit Mat forming
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 or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet. Suitable for rock gardens, scree beds, wall crevices, troughs or alpine houses
Propagate by offsets in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May suffer from vine weevils
May suffer from a rust
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