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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
Cape figwort 'African Queen'
Phygelius aequalis 'Indian Chief' Phygelius × rectus 'Indian Chief'
Phygelius 'African Queen'
Phygelius are evergreen shrubs, usually grown as herbaceous perennials in cooler areas, with simple, ovate leaves and large panicles of tubular flowers in summer and autumn
'African Queen' is an erect, suckering plant with dark green ovate leaves and large panicles of nodding, tubular pale red flowers, yellow in the throat
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. In frost-prone areas, shelter from cold winds and provide a dry winter mulch
Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring. Propagate by removing rooted suckers in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Cut back to the base in spring
Pests May be attacked by figwort weevil and capsid bug
Generally disease free
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