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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.
A. blanda is a compact rhizomatous perennial to 15cm, with dark green leaves composed of three lobed and toothed segments. Flowers 3-4cm in width, violet-blue, pink or white, opening in spring above three whorled stem-leaves
A. blanda blue-flowered is a small, spreading perennial, its green-toothed leaves are made up of three lobes. The small, 4-5cm across, blue daisy-like flowers comprising 9-14 narrow petals are borne singly on stems in early spring
A. blanda var. rosea is an herbaceous perennial to 15cm tall, growing from a short rhizome, with bronze-tinged leaves composed of three deeply lobed segments. Solitary flowers 3cm wide have 9-14 narrow pale pink petals
'Radar' is an herbaceous perennial with a short rhizome and leaves composed of three, lobed segments. Flowers solitary, 3-4cm in width, vivid carmine with a white centre
'White Splendour' is rhizomatous perennial to 15cm tall, with leaves divided into three, lobed and toothed segments. Solitary pure white flowers 4cm wide, with 9-14 strap-shaped petals, open from early to late spring
Listed in the RHS Plant Finder
This plant is listed in the RHS Plant Finder book. At present our information about this plant is limited to a list of the nurseries that supply it. In time we will be adding more details including a description, growing information, advice and photographs.
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Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2012
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