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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.
E. chihuahuaensis is an evergreen, perennial succulent forming rosettes of leaves to 10cm in diameter. The glaucous, pointed leaves have red markings near the tips and small yellow flowers are held on stems, up to 25cm tall, above the foliage in spring
'Victor Reiter' has large stemless rosettes of thickly fleshy brownish-purple leaves tipped with red, and sparse red flowers
'Worfield Wonder' is a succulent perennial to 25cm with rosettes of blue-green leaves and profuse orange-red bell-shaped flowers, yellow within
'Bittersweet' grows to 30cm with a short bare stem bearing a rosette of light mahogany-red leaves with crimped edges, and bell-shaped red and yellow flowers
'Perle von Nürnberg' forms an evergreen rosette of fleshy, obovate leaves with a purplish-grey sheen, developing a short stem with age; flowers light red, in panicles to 45cm
'Frank Reinelt' is an evergreen perennial forming a rosette of thick, dark green leaves with red margins and tips, becoming more colourful in sun and in winter; urn-shaped pale green and pink flowers in dense clusters
E. setosa is an evergreen succulent with stemless rosettes of spoon-shaped green leaves covered with dense white hairs; urn-shaped red and yellow flowers are borne in one-sided racemes from late spring
E. × bombycina is an evergreen succulent with 10cm rosettes of thick, pale green, spoon-shaped leaves densely covered in white hairs. The 10cm flower stems produce red and yellow, urn-shaped flowers in late summer and early autumn
E. minima is an evergreen succulent forming tight clusters of small rosettes 12-15cm across with pale blue-green leaves tipped and edged with a pink-red marking. Arching stems carry orange-yellow flowers above the rosettes in late spring and summer
E. harmsii is a succulent evergreen subshrub to 30cm, with rosettes of narrow, dark green, hairy leaves margined red. Urn-shaped red and yellow flowers produced in racemes in spring
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