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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
Pavonia can be evergreen shrubs or perennials with linear to ovate leaves and bell-shaped flowers, each with a bell-shaped calyx and prominent epicalyx segments, solitary or in terminal panicles in summer
P. multiflora is a lax evergreen shrub with long, lance-shaped leaves and solitary reddish-purple flowers to 6cm across, with showy red calyx and epicalyx segments, in late summer
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 East-facing
SoilSand, Clay, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with high humidity. Water freely when in growth and keep just moist in winter. May need restrictive pruning
Propagate by seed sown at 19 to 24 °C in spring or root semi-hardwood cuttings in summer with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly may be a problem
Generally disease free
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