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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
Polygala can be annuals, evergreen perennials or shrubs, with simple leaves and racemes of somewhat pea-shaped flowers
'Lillet' is a compact mat-forming evergreen perennial to 5cm in height, with small, leathery dark green leaves and short terminal racemes of white-tipped, bright blue flowers 7mm in length from late spring to summer
Habit Mat forming
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
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, sharply drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Can also be grown in pots in an alpine house
Propagate by seed sown in pots in an open frame in autumn. Propagate by taking softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings in mid to late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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