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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
Epimedium pinnatum elegans
Epimedium are rhizomatous perennials with evergreen or deciduous, ternately or pinnately divided leaves, and open sprays of small, bowl-shaped flowers, often with prominent spurs, in mid to late spring
E. pinnatum subsp. colchicum is a mat-forming rhizomatous perennial with leaves composed of 5 evergreen, oval, leaflets. Bright yellow flowers 15mm in width are carried in sprays well above the foliage
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 East-facing or North-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in partial shade; shelter from cold, dry winds
Propagate by division in autumn or after flowering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Pruning Cut back old foliage in late winter or early spring for the best display of new foliage and flowers
Pests Prone to vine weevils
May be affected by a virus
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