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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
dark purple Siberian melic
Melica are deciduous, clump-forming perennial grasses with soft, linear leaves and arching stems bearing narrow panicles of flattened flowering spikelets in summer
'Atropurpurea' is a deciduous perennial grass forming a spreading clump of light green leaves, with erect stems bearing one-sided raceme-like panicles of glossy deep purple spikelets in summer
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Protect from excessive winter wet
Propagate by seed, sown in situ in spring or when ripe or by division in mid-spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove dead foliage and old flowered stems in spring
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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