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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
ice plant brilliant stonecrop
butterfly stonecrop rabbit's cabbage showy stonecrop
Anacampseros spectabile Sedum spectabile
Hylotelephium are succulent perennials with heads of small star-shaped flowers in summer to autumn. They are sometimes included within the genus Sedum
H. spectabile is an herbaceous perennial to 45cm, with thick erect stems bearing shallowly scalloped, broadly elliptic, grey-green leaves and starry pink flowers in flat terminal clusters to 15cm across in late summer
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
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. A drought-tolerant plant, attractive to wildlife
Propagate by division in spring. Propagate by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads overwinter
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to fungal and bacterial crown rot and roots rots
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