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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
variegated reed sweet-grass
Glyceria aquatica variegata Glyceria spectabilis 'Variegata'
Glyceria are vigorous, spreading, moisture-loving or aquatic, rhizomatous perennial grasses, with narrowly strap-shaped leaves and green or purple-tinged flowering panicles in late summer
G. maxima var. variegata is a strong-growing rhizomatous perennial forming extensive stands of narrowly strap-shaped leaves striped with cream and sometimes tinged with pink, and with purplish-green flowering panicles 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 West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any reliably moist, fertile soil or in water up to 15cm deep, in full sun. Divide every few years to prevent congestion; can be invasive
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Leaves can be cut back when they die off in late autumn
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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