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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
Symphytum are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials, sometimes invasive, with large leaves and nodding clusters of tubular flowers
S. ibericum is a perennial to 40cm in height, with ovate leaves and pale yellow flowers opening from red buds in late spring
Cauc. & NE Turkey
Habit Spreading / Branched
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing or East-facing
MoisturePoorly-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand, Chalk
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Can be invasive so site with care
Propagate by division of fleshy roots in spring. Propagate by root cuttings in early winter. Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering to encourage neat, young foliage
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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