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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.
'Erecta' is a non-climbing small evergreen shrub with erect shoots bearing crowded, bluntly arrow-shaped dark green leaves in two rows; no flowers
'Ceridwen' is a compact evergreen with 3-lobed leaves in green and yellow; makes a good houseplant
'Buttercup' is an evergreen climber with broad, bluntly lobed, bright yellow leaves (pale or greenish in shade)
'Melanie' is a compact ivy with dark green leaves, the margins purple and crested; makes a good houseplant
'Golden Ingot' is a compact evergreen shrub with small 3- to 5-lobed leaves broadly edged with light yellow; makes a good houseplant
'Oro di Bogliasco' is a vigorous climber to 8m, with rich-green 3-lobed leaves with a large central splash of golden-yellow
H. hibernica is a vigorous large evergreen climber with broad, 5-lobed dark green leaves to 12cm in width. Small greenish flowers in umbels are followed by black berries
'Clotted Cream' is a shrubby climber up to 1m high with five-lobed leaves, 5-6 cm across, which are dark green and pale grey-green variegated with cream; the young leaves emerge fairly flat in spring, but then become more waved with strongly frilled margins; it is usually grown as a houseplant but if grown outside and if adult growth forms, ivy flowers are an excellent source of pollen and nectar for honeybees and many other insects
'Parsley Crested' is an evergreen climber with broad, entire or slightly lobed leaves with crisped margins; no flowers
'Dentata Variegata' is a vigorous, self-clinging large evergreen climber with large, leathery ovate leaves with a broad, creamy-white margin, yellowish-cream on young leaves
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