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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
Magellan rye grass Magellan wheatgrass
Agropyron magellanicum Agropyron pubiflorum
Elymus can be tufted or rhizomatous perennial grasses, with linear, deciduous leaves, sometimes attractively coloured, and flattened flower spikes in summer and autumn
E. magellanicus is a tufted deciduous grass to 60cm in height, forming a dense clump of vivid blue linear leaves to 5cm in length, with small, lax flower spikes 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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in most moist, well-drained fertile soils in full sun
Propagate by seed sown in situ in spring or autumn or by division in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Cut back to ground level in late autumn
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by rust and powdery mildews
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