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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
button snakewort Kansas gay feather
dense blazing star
Liatris calilepis Liatris spicata
Liatris are herbaceous perennials with narrow, grass-like foliage and erect, bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers which open from the top down
L. spicata is a perennial to 70cm in height, with narrow foliage and purplish-pink flower spikes in late summer and early autumn
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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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in light, moderately fertile soil that is reliably moist but not wet overwinter; full sun is essential
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn. Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
Prairie Planting Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Deadhead regularly then cut stems down to the ground in winter
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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