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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.
Crown Princess Margareta has arching stems that can be left to produce a 1.5m high shrub, or trained as a 3.5m high climbing rose. The flowers, produced in summer and autumn, are fragrant, fully-petalled rosettes in apricot-orange
'Arnhem' is a tall, herbaceous perennial that can reach 2m. The leaves have oval leaflets with jagged edges and the wiry, branched flower stalks carry deep rose pink, drumstick flowers in summer
Papworth's Pride is a shrub rose, to 1.5m tall, with glossy mid-green foliage and bearing clusters of very fragrant, semi-double, large raspberry-red, peony-shaped flowers with prominent yellow anthers; flowers repeatedly over a long period from summer to autumn
'Merton Charm' is a dessert cultivar in pollination group 2. It has a semi-weeping habit and bears heavy crops that can be small unless thinned. The apple skin is yellowish-green becoming yellow and flushed red. Season of use is from late September to October
Falstaff may be grown as a tall shrub or short climber. It produces highly-fragrant, fully-double, shallow-cupped, deep purple-red flowers from early to late summer
S. reducta is a dwarf, suckering deciduous shrub with leaves composed of up to 15, toothed, glossy dark green leaflets, turning purple in autumn. Small clusters of white flowers are followed by pink to white fruits
'Complicata' is a strong-growing medium-sized shrub with bright green foliage on thorny stems and single, slightly scented, bright rose-pink, white-centred flowers to 11cm in width, with conspicuous yellow stamens
'Fire Hill' is a small deciduous shrub with narrow, glossy dark green leaves and bowl-shaped deep pink flowers opening before and with the leaves in spring
R. idaeus is a vigorous, deciduous shrub producing erect, biennial stems to 2.5m tall with or without prickles. Leaves are divided into 3-5 or 7 leaflets, each of which is coarsely-toothed and covered with a white felt on the underside. Clusters of white flowers borne on year-old stems in summer are followed by red, edible fruits
C. dammeri is a vigorous, prostrate evergreen shrub spreading to 2m, with small, rounded veiny leaves and small white flowers in early summer, followed by bright red berries
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