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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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.
'Caecilia' is a compact ivy with small, light green, frilled leaves variegated with creamy-white; makes a good houseplant
'Fastigiata Aureomarginata' is a large, compact evergreen shrub, columnar when young, later broadly columnar, the erect shoots with spreading, yellow-margined leaves
'Variegatum' is a bushy evergreen shrub with ovate leaves margined with yellow, and small white flowers in winter and early spring
'Icterina' is a evergreen dwarf sub-shrub with aromatic, oblong leaves 3-6cm long, greyish, variegated with yellow and pale green. Two-lipped pale purplish-blue flowers 2cm long, in terminal racemes
'Apple Blossom' is a compact medium-sized shrub with semi-double, blush-pink flowers to 10cm in width in early and mid spring
S. hexandrum has deeply 3-5 lobed leaves, green variably mottled with purple, which expand fully, up to 25cm across, after flowering in late spring and summer. Stems at flowering to 30cm in height. Flowers pinkish or white, with yellow stamens. Berries scarlet, egg-shaped, borne on short, drooping peduncles in late summer
'Aurora' is a medium-sized, bushy, rounded deciduous shrub to 2m, with dark green, oval leaves coppery when young, and rounded trusses of red buds opening to highly fragrant pale pink flowers. Ovoid red berries ripen to black
'Polydactyla Mapplebeck' is a robust semi-evergreen perennial to 1.2m tall, forming a rosette of arching fronds, boldly forked and crested at the apex, the pinnae also crested
'Azurea' is a deciduous perennial to 30cm tall, forming a clump of lance-shaped, unspotted green leaves, with pink buds opening to bright blue flowers in spring
'Eva' is an evergreen climber with 3-lobed grey-green leaves with a broad white margin, the central lobe longer than the others and wedge shaped leaf bases; makes a good houseplant
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