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We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
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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
southernwood boy's love
lad's love old man maiden's ruin maid's love maid's passion medicinal wormwood Sabbath day posy slovenwood sweet Benjamin
Artemisia paniculata Artemisia procera Willd.
Artemisia can be shrubs, perennials or annuals, evergreen or deciduous, with usually grey, aromatic, often divided foliage and rather insignificant flower-heads
A. abrotanum is an erect sub-shrub to 1m, with very finely divided, pleasantly aromatic grey-green leaves, and small, nodding, dull yellow flowerheads in late summer
E, S and SC Europe
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 or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a well-drained soil in full sun or light shade
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back in autumn
Pests Generally pest free
Resistant to disease
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