• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Anacyclus pyrethrum var. depressus

flattened Alexander's foot

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
flattened Alexander's foot

© RHS 2002

  • Other common names flattened Alexander's foot

  • Synonyms Anacyclus depressus

  • Family Asteraceae

  • Genus Anacyclus can be annuals or herbaceous perennials, with finely dissected leaves and usually solitary, daisy-like flower-heads in summer

  • Details A. pyrethrum var. depressus is a mat-forming perennial to 10cm in height, with greyish leaves pinnately dissected into fine segments, and solitary flowers with white rays, red in bud, and yellow disk florets

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread 0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Prefers gritty, sharply-drained conditions. Grow in alpine house or rock garden

Propagation Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Can get aphids

Diseases Generally disease free

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