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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
love-in-a-mist bird's nest
blue crown blue spiderflower chase-the-devil devil in a bush devil in the bush garden fennel Jack in prison Jack in the green Katherine's flower kiss-me-twice-before-I-rise lady in the bower love-in-a-puzzle love-in-a-tangle St Catherine's flower
Nigella are upright, bushy annuals with finely dissected leaves and solitary flowers with 5 blue or white, petal-like sepals and feathery bracts, followed by ornamental seed pods
N. damascena is an upright, bushy annual to 50cm, with feathery foliage. Pale blue flowers 4cm across are borne in summer followed by decorative, inflated seed capsules
S Europe N Africa
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by seed sown in situ in mid-spring or autumn. Autumn-sown plants may need the winter protection of a cold frame or cloche
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning necessary
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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