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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
aubrieta 'Doctor Mules'
Aubrieta are mat-forming evergreen perennials with small leaves and short racemes of 4-petalled flowers in shades of pink and purple in spring
'Doctor Mules' is a trailing perennial to 10cm tall, forming a wide mat of small, scurfy, soft green leaves, with single, rich violet-blue flowers 2.5cm wide in spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun, an ideal plant for dry areas such as chalky slopes and on walls, but it can tolerate partial shade. Being hardy it is a useful container plant for spring colour
Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings. Species can be propagated by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Garden Edging Ground Cover
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering to maintain compactness
Pests Can get aphids and flea beetles
May be infected by white blister
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