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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
ground ivy ale gill
alehoof blue runner candlesticks cat's foot cat's paws creeping Charlie creeping Jenny crow victuals crow's guts devil's candlestick field balm field balsam Gill Gill-go-by-the-street Gill-over-the-ground Gill-run-over hayfoot hayhoof hay maids hedge maids hen and chickens hove Jill-on-the-ground purple chickweed Robin-run-away Robin-run-in-the-hedge runaway Robin tunhoof turnhoof wandering Jenny wild snakeroot
Glechoma are perennial herbs with long, trailing stolons, roundish crenate-serrate opposite leaves, and small labiate flowers in whorls in the leaf axils, usually blue
G. hederacea is a vigorously spreading, mat-forming evergreen perennial, creeping by prostrate stolons. Flowering stems sub-erect, to 10cm. Flowers are commonly deep blue, but pink and white forms also occur
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 South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by division in spring or autumn, or by softwood cuttings in late spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Ground Cover Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Pruning Prune as required to keep under control
Pests slugs and snails may be a nuisance
Generally disease free
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