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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
bluebell creeper Australian bluebell creeper
Billardiera heterophylla Sollya fusiformis
Sollya are twining perennial climbers with simple, evergreen leaves and bell-shaped flowers in nodding axillary clusters, followed by purple or blue berries
S. heterophylla is an evergreen climber to 1.8m, with narrowly lance-shaped leaves and nodding clusters of blue flowers 1.5cm across, followed by cylindrical purple berries 2.5cm in length
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 West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based or loam-less compost, in full light with shade from hot sun. During growth, water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Maintain low to moderate humidity. Can be grown outdoors in frost-free areas in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Apply a dry winter mulch. Provide support for climbing stems
Propagate by seed, sown at 10-16°C in spring, or strike softwood cuttings in late spring or early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 12 in late winter or early spring
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite
Generally disease free
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