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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.
'Hensol Harebell' is an erect herbaceous perennial to 90cm, with divided leaves tinted purple in late summer, and nodding, rich violet-blue flowers 5cm wide, with short, hooked spurs
'Bunting' is a perennial with grey-green, divided foliage and flowers with spreading pale blue sepals and white petals with blue spurs
Music Series is a compact short-lived perennial to 45cm, with long-spurred flowers in shades of red, yellow, blue or white, often bicolored
'Nivea' is an upright plant to 80cm, with divided, light green leaves and abundant, pure white flowers 5cm in width, with short, curled spurs
'Origami Rose and White' is a perennial to 60cm, with outward or upward-facing flowers with long spurs, the sepals and spurs rose-pink, the petals white
'Nora Barlow' is an erect plant to 80cm, with divided, dark green leaves and nodding, spurless, double flowers 2-3cm in width, composed of many narrow, dull deep pink and pale green petals
Songbird Series are bushy, compact plants to 50cm tall, with straight-spurred, upward-facing flowers in shades of blue, red or yellow, often with contrasting white petals
A. flabellata var. pumila f. alba is a dwarf perennial to 20cm tall, with light green, divided leaves and nodding, creamy-white flowers 3cm wide
A. skinneri is a herbaceous perennial, up to 1m high, with blue-green leaves and nodding flowers in summer which have green-yellow sepals and petals with yellow-orange skirts and long, bright red spurs
Aquilegia vulgaris, the wild species is usually blue, with nodding "bonnets", but many purple, mauve, pink and white colour variants have developed in gardens during its long history in cultivation
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