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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
Chirita can be annuals or evergreen perennials, erect or prostrate in habit, with fleshy stems bearing hairy leaves and solitary or clustered, axillary flowers in summer and autumn
C. lavandulacea is an erect annual with hairy elliptic leaves to 20cm in length, and white-throated, tubular funnel-shaped, light violet-blue flowers 3cm across 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 East-facing or South-facing
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained, humus-rich, gritty soil in partial shade
Propagate by seed sown under glass at a temperature of 19-24ºC in late winter to spring. Plant out when danger of frost is over
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Sub-tropical Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to stem rot in damp conditions
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