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Eupatorium cannabinum - Kew Pollination CollectionHemp Agrimony

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

These packets are produced in association with Kew Gardens

A stately perennial for damp borders

Nectar-rich blooms are loved by pollinating insects

Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan

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Height Up to 150cm (59in)
Spread Up to 120cm (48in)

Hardy Perennial

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Description

The Kew Pollinators range of seeds from Thompson and Morgan has been specially created alongside the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to attract and support a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies and beetles, as well as a number of other important pollinating insects. Helping these pollinators to thrive is hugely important for our eco-system as a whole and these seeds, in their striking packaging inspired by artwork from the Kew archives, will help to create the environment which they need to thrive, with varieties chosen to help a wide range of pollinating insects, including some night flowering plants to help moths which also play an important part in our gardens.

A majestic perennial for damp borders and waterside plantings. Hemp Agrimony rises to spectacular heights, its dull red stems topped with panicles of dusky pink blooms in late summer. The palmate, hemp-like foliage of Eupatorium maculatum forms a broad, spreading clump that makes a handsome addition to planting schemes. This native wildflower is a magnet for pollinating insects which throng to its nectar-rich blooms. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 120cm (48").

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1 packet (40 eupatorium seeds) (KB7581)

Sowing

Sow Eupatoium indoors from March to May for at 20C in a good seed compost. Sow seed on the surface of the compost, gently firm down and cover with a light layer of compost or vermiculite. Do not exclude light as this is required for germination. Keep soil damp but not wet. Germination usually takes up to 30 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors.

When Eupatorium plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Choose a position in sun or semi shade on well-drained soil which remains reliably moist.

Alternatively, direct sow Eupatorium seeds outdoors where they are to grow from May to June on well-prepared soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12”) apart.

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Eupatorium requires virtually no maintenance once established. Leave the old stems to die back naturally before removing them as this will aid winter bud formation.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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