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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
purple moor-grass 'Windspiel'
Molinia are deciduous perennial grasses, tufted in habit, with flat, linear leaves and erect stems bearing open flowering panicles in summer
'Windspiel' is a cultivar with an upright habit. Its slender flowering stems are borne at midsummer. Plants take on a honeyed and bleached appearance though the autumn
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Will grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil but prefers acidic soil
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back last year's growth in early spring
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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