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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
mind-your-own-business mother of thousands
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Helxine soleirolii Soleirolia green
Soleirolia is a fast-growing, mat-forming perennial with creeping, rooting stems bearing small, rounded leaves and inconspicuous pinkish flowers
S. soleirolii is a wide-creeping evergreen perennial with slender, rooting, pink or green stems bearing tiny rounded leaves and minute pinkish-white flowers in summer
W Mediterranean Is.
Habit Mat forming
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 or North-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass or as a house-plant in a loam-based compost with added grit in full light with shade from hot sun or in partial shade. Water freely in summer but keep just moist in winter. Can be grown outdoors in any soil but may be invasive and becomes deciduous in frost prone areas; suitable for use as bedding, including hanging baskets
Propagate by seed or division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Banks and Slopes Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Wildlife Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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