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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.
W. floribunda is a vigorous deciduous climber with pinnate leaves and, in early summer, fragrant, pea-like, violet-blue, pink or white flowers in racemes to 30cm or longer
'Alba' is a large, vigorous, twining climber, with pinnate leaves to 35cm in length, and drooping racemes to 60cm in length, composed of fragrant white flowers, tinged lilac, opening with the leaves
'Rosea' is a large, strong-growing deciduous, twining climber with dark green, pinnate leaves and drooping racemes to 60cm in length, crowded with fragrant, pale rose flowers tipped with purple, with the leaves
'Kuchi-beni'' is a clockwise-twining cultivar. The scented flowers are very pale lilac pink, with purple shading on the tip of the keel, produced in hanging clusters up to 45cm long in early summer. The foliage is pale green in spring and yellow in autumn
'Shiro-kapitan' is an anticlockwise twining cultivar. The leaves are up to 35cm long with about 11 downy leaflets. Flowers in hanging sprays 10-15cm long are white with a central yellow stain and highly scented . The bean-like seedpods are velvety and up to 20cm long
W. floribunda f. multijuga is a large twining, deciduous climber with large pinnate, dark green leaves and drooping racemes to 1m long, of fragrant, lilac flowers with dark violet markings, opening with the leaves in early summer
'Showa-beni' is an anticlockwise-twining cultivar. The leaves are up to 35cm long with about 11 downy leaflets. Lilac-pink, scented flowers are carried in hanging sprays 10-15cm long. The bean-like seedpods are velvety and up to 20cm long
'Okayama' is an anticlockwise twining cultivar. The leaves are up to 35cm long with about 11 downy leaflets. Flowers in hanging sprays 10-15cm long are highly scented and open to pale lilac from rich violet buds. The bean-like seedpods are velvety and up to 20cm long
'Lawrence' is a clockwise-twining cultivar. The scented flowers are pale violet-blue, with a deeper violet-purple keel and wings, produced in long, dense, hanging racemes in early summer. The foliage is pale green in spring and yellow in autumn
'Caroline' is a vigorous climber, twining clockwise and blooming before the leaves open. The pale blue-purple flowers are borne in dense trusses up to 30cm long, from a relatively young age
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