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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.
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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
garden anemone Irish anemone
poppy windflower St Brigid's anemone
Anemone are herbaceous perennials with fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous rootstocks, palmately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, usually 5-petalled flowers
A. coronaria is tuberous perennial with finely dissected, palmate leaves and solitary flowers to 7cm across, which may be red, violet-blue or white; there are also double-flowered cultivars
Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset
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 East-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a light, sandy soil in full sun. May need protection from winter frosts. Must be kept dry during dormancy
Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or separate tubers in summer when dormant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Susceptible to leaf and bud eelworms and damage from slugs
May be infected by powdery mildews
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