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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
gardener's garters bride's laces
French grass lady grass lady's garters lady's laces lady's ribbons painted grass ribbon grass silver grass
Phalaris can be annual or rhizomatous perennials grasses with relatively broadly linear leaves and small green flower spikelets in open panicles
P. arundinacea var. picta is a vigorous perennial grass forming an extensive colony of erect stems to 60cm tall, bearing narrow leaves boldly striped with white, pale and dark green, and narrow pale green flowering panicles in 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 West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk, Clay
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any soil in full sun or partial shade. Can spread quickly, so therefore good for covering large areas
Divide from mid-spring to midsummer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning To keep the variegation, cut down all but the new young shoots in early summer to encourage fresh growth
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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