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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
dame's violet close sciences
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Hesperis matronalis violet
Hesperis are biennials and perennials with loose clusters of four-petalled, fragrant, purple, cream or white flowers
H. matronalis is a rosette-forming biennial, or short-lived perennial, with leafy stems growing to around 90cm. Loose clusters of white, or pale to mid-purple, scented flowers appear in late spring and early summer
Europe to Asia
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained neutral or alkaline soil in sun or semi-shade. Replace every two to three years as flowering diminishes with age
Propagate by seed sown in situ
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Cabbage caterpillars, flea beetles, slugs and snails may be a problem
May be affected by a virus or powdery mildews
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