Description... This is a native plant that has made its way into the domestic garden. It has upright plummy coloured stalks carrying mid green paired leaves, long and slender and tapering to a point. At the top are pink domed flowering clusters that look fluffy as they mature and are extremely attractive to insects, including many colourful butterflies such as small tortoiseshell. Hemp-agrimony flowers in late summer and goes well into autumn. In the wild it is found on riversides and in marshes. This plant can be situated at the back of a border, or in a bog garden or pond margin in sun or partial shade and will tolerate most soils that are not too acidic or dry. It stands around 90cm (3ft) in height .
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Planting your new plant
Water the plant thoroughly when you get it home, and plant out as soon as possible. Make the hole for the plant larger that the pot it is in and the same depth. When removing the plant from the pot, squeeze the sides of the pot to loosen it. Loosen the roots of the plant, put the plant in the hole spreading the roots to encourage them to grow outwards. Fill round the edges of the rootball with soil to the same level as the surrounding soil.
Care for your plant
Plants in containers need plant food to thrive when in growth. Seek advice from your retailer regarding best product(s). Follow the packet instructions when applying plant food. Remove fading flowers to encourage fresh ones.
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