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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
Lunaria annua var. alba
Lunaria can be annuals, biennials or perennials, with triangular-ovate leaves and leafy racemes of 4-petalled flowers in late spring and early summer
L. annua var. albiflora is a hardy annual or biennial, frequently self-sowing, with toothed, ovate leaves heart-shaped at the base, and large panicles of white flowers in spring and early summer, followed by ornamental, translucent seed pods
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 West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; valuable for wildlife gardens
Propagate by seed sown in-situ in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow
Pruning Translucent seedheads are useful for dried flower arrangements; self-seeds readily, leave in situ if self-seeding is desirable, cut back after flowering if seeds are not required
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by club root and white blister
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