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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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.
'Aurea' makes a compact, mounded bush, to 70cm tall, 120cm wide. Leaves gold to yellow-green, best in semi-shade as strong sunlight may scorch. Calyx tube and sepals scarlet, petals dark purple
'Thompsonii' is a relatively upright, semi-evergreen shrub to 1.5m with red young stems and grey-green leaves. The slender flowers have a pink calyx and purple petals in summer and autumn
F. magellanica var. gracilis is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with slender, arching branches and small ovate leaves. Flowers single, long stalked. Calyx tube and sepals crimson, the latter long and slender. Petals violet-purple
'Logan Woods' is a bushy, deciduous shrub, to 1.2m tall, with dark green, ovate leaves. The single flowers, borne from summer until the first frosts, have deep pink tubes, pink-flushed white sepals and violet-purple corollas
'Variegata' is an arching deciduous shrub to 60cm, with small, ovate, cream-edged leaves. Flowers single, long-stalked, the sepals and tube crimson, the petals violet-purple
'Riccartonii' is an upright medium-sized deciduous shrub with small ovate leaves. Flowers small, with crimson tube and sepals, petals violet-purple
'Versicolor' is a deciduous shrub with small, grey-green leaves variably margined with cream and flushed pink when young; flowers slender, with red tube and sepals and purple petals
F. magellanica makes an attractive hedge in milder areas, where it can remain semi-evergreen. Flowers have scarlet sepals with a purple corolla
F. magellanica var. molinae is an upright deciduous shrub with small, lance-shaped leaves and slender flowers with very pale pink, almost white tube and sepals, and pale pink petals
'Lady Bacon' is a twiggy, upright, deciduous shrub with small, dark green leaves and slender, hanging, red, pink and purple flowers from mid-summer to early autumn
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