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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
monkey plant trailing velvet plant
Ruellia can be perennials or shrubs, with simple, evergreen leaves sometimes attractively veined, and solitary or clustered, funnel-shaped flowers
R. makoyana is a spreading evergreen perennial to 60cm, with purple ovate leaves veined with silvery-grey, brighter purple beneath; flowers 5cm long, funnel-shaped, bright pink
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in containers using loamless potting such as multipurpose compost in bright filtered light with high humidity. Water freely during the growing season and apply balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Water moderately in winter. Keep at minimum 12°C (54°F)
Propagate by seed; sow seeds at 19-24°C (66-75°F) in spring. Take softwood cuttings in spring or early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pinch young shoots to encourage branching. Pruning group 10; after flowering
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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