• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Haberlea rhodopensis

Rhodope haberlea

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Rhodope haberlea

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  • Other common names Rhodope haberlea

  • Genus Haberlea are evergreen perennials, forming a stemless rosette of obovate leaves, with unbels of 2-lipped, shortly funnel-shaped flowers in spring and early summer

  • Family Gesneriaceae / Gesneriaceae

  • Species H. rhodopensis is a perennial to 15cm in height, forming a rosette of hairy, dark green, obovate leaves to 8cm in length, with scalloped edges, and with 2-lipped, light violet flowers 2.5cm in width, marked orange on the white throat

  • Plant range Bulgaria, Greece

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Shade

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a moist but well-drained, humus-rich, gritty, acid to neutral soil in full or partial shade. Protect from excessive winter wet and cold winds. Best grown in vertical rock crevices to avoid the accumulation of water in foliage rosettes. Root disturbance is resented

Propagation Propagate by seed or root leaf cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Prone to slugs and snails

Diseases Generally disease free

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