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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
fragrant plantain lily August lily
Corfu lily maruba tamano-giboshi-kanzashi yusan
Hosta are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with simple, ovate or lance-shaped leaves, often attractively coloured or variegated, and erect racemes of nodding, funnel or bell-shaped flowers in early summer
H. plantaginea forms a large dome-shaped mound, to 60cm high, with mid-green, glossy leaves and white flowers, very fragrant at night and borne on stems to 80cm, from late summer to autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in partial shade or full shade, shelter from cold dry winds. See hosta cultivation for further information
Propagation by division in late summer or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove spent foliage as required and clear up dead foliage when it dies back at the end of the growing season
Pests Prone to slugs and snails; plants in pots are susceptible to vine weevil
Generally disease free
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