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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
soapwort Boston pink
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Saponaria can be annuals or perennials, with opposite, entire leaves and small clusters of pink or purple flowers in summer
S. officinalis is a rhizomatous perennial forming wide clumps of upright stems bearing ovate leaves and terminal clusters of fragrant light pink or white flowers in summer and autumn
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
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Suitable for the herbaceous or mixed border
Propagate by seed or division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Slugs and snails may be a problem
Generally disease free
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