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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
Filipendula magnifica Filipendula rubra 'Magnifica'
Filipendula rubra 'Venusta Magnifica' Spiraea venusta 'Magnifica'
Filipendula are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with pinnately divided leaves and large sprays of small rosy-pink or white flowers borne on leafy stems well above the foliage
'Venusta' is an erect herbaceous perennial with pinnate leaves composed of a palmately-lobed terminal leaflet to 20cm in width, and a few pairs of smaller, lobed lateral leaflets. Deep pink flowers in a large terminal spray age to paler pink
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained or poorly-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Can spread, so site with care
Propagate by seed sown in containers in spring, or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by powdery mildews
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