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Plants that Can for those who think they Can't!

The Award of Garden Merit (AGM) is a mark of quality awarded, since 1922, to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Awards are made annually after plant trials intended to judge the plants' performance. Trials may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled, and may be performed at RHS Garden, Wisley, other RHS gardens or after observation of plants in specialist collections.

The RHS AGM is awarded only to plants that meet the following criteria:

- Outstanding excellence for ordinary garden decoration or use
- Available for general purchase
- Good constitution
- Do not require highly specialist growing conditions or care
- Are not particularly susceptible to any pest or disease
- Are not be subject to an unreasonable degree of reversion in its vegetative or floral characteristics

Though growing conditions and plant types may vary, the purpose of the award is always the same: to highlight the best plants available to the home gardener. Check out these Award of Garden Merit recipients:

  • Artemisia Silver Bullet 10ct Quarts

    Artemisia 'Silver Bullet' (10)ct Quarts

    Artemisia 'Silver Bullet' Common Name: wormwood Silver Bullet's vigorous, beautiful silver foliage is drought/heat tolerant and requires very little maintenance. 6-10 inches tall and spreads 12-30 inches at maturityZones 5-9Full sunResists: Deer,...

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  • Hosta Sun Mouse PPAF 10ct Flat

    Hosta Sun Mouse PPAF (10)ct Flat

    Hosta 'Sun Mouse' PPAF (10)ct Flat Similar leaf shape and performance to ‘Blue Mouse Ears’, but with brilliant yellow leaves that holds its yellow color well into summer. The color is perfect for brightening up Hosta troughs and shade gardens...

    $116.28
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  • Carex o EVERCOLOR Everillo PP21002 30ct Flat

    Carex o. EVERCOLOR 'Everillo' PP21002 (30)ct Flat

    Carex o. EVERCOLOR 'Everillo' a/k/a Evergold Sedge, Sedge Grass, Variegated Japanese Sedge. Zone 5 to 10, Sun to part shade.Mature foliage height 8 to 12 inches, clump forming. Evergreen leaves with creamy yellow variegated center strip with deep...

    $205.44
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  • Helictotrichon sempervirens 30ct Flat

    Helictotrichon sempervirens (30)ct Flat

    Helictotrichon sempervirens Common name: Grass-Ornamental, Blue Oat Grass. Zones 3 to 8. Full sun. Plants reach 24 to 30 inches tall and 24 to 30 inches wide; Clump forming, semi-evergreen habit. Growth rate: Moderate, easy to grow, cool season...

    $180.00
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  • Coreopsis v Zesty Zinger PPAF 30ct Flat

    Coreopsis v. 'Zesty Zinger' PPAF (30)ct Flat

    Coreopsis v. 'Zesty Zinger' PPAF (30)ct Flat - SIZZLE & SPICE Collection Common Name: Threadleaf Coreopsis This Coreopsis forms a compact, rounded mound covered with rich colored flowers. 1.5”, Light ivory flowers have dark magenta centers...

    $175.20
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  • Vinca major Variegata 3.5 inch pot

    Vinca major 'Variegata' (3.5 inch pot)

    Vinca major 'Variegata' a/k/a Periwinkle, Big Leaf Periwinkle, Creeping MyrtleZone: 4 to 9. Sun to Shade. Prefers moderate to dense shade in southern zones and tolerates sun in northern zones.Mature size: 8 to 18 inches height; fast spreading, vine-like...

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  • Veronica p Georgia Blue 3.5 inch pot

    Veronica p. 'Georgia Blue' (3.5 inch pot)

    Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' a/k/a Oxford Blue, Speedwell Georgia Blue, creeping veronica; may often be misidentified as Veronica peduncularis Zones 4 to 9. Zones 4 to 6 need winter protection. Full sun. Height of 8 inches and may spread to 24...

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  • Trachelospermum asiaticum 3.5 inch pot

    Trachelospermum asiaticum (3.5 inch pot)

    Trachelospermum asiaticum a/k/a Asiatic Jasmine, Asian Jasmine, Dwarf Jasmine, Japanese Star Jasmine, Dwarf Confederate jasmine, small leaf Confederate jasmine Zone: 7 to 10. Sun to Shade. Prefers some shade in zone 10. Mature size: 6 to 24 inches tall;...

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  • Trachelospermum asiaticum 2.5 inch pot

    Trachelospermum asiaticum (2.5 inch pot)

    Trachelospermum asiaticuma/k/a Asiatic Jasmine, Asian Jasmine, Dwarf Jasmine, Japanese Star Jasmine, Dwarf Confederate jasmine, small leaf Confederate jasmineZone: 7 to 10. Sun to Shade. Prefers some shade in zone 10.Mature size: 6 to 24 inches tall;...

    $2.18
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  • Thymus serpyllum Pink Chintz 3.5 inch pot

    Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' (3.5 inch pot)

    Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'a/k/a creeping thyme, mother-of-thyme, wild thyme Zone: 4 to 9. Sun.Mature size: 1 to 3 inches height; 2 feet wide. Creeping, cascading habit. Long-blooming, light pink flowers will be one of the first thymes to flower each...

    $4.35
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  • Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm 3.5 inch pot

    Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' (3.5 inch pot)

    Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan, Coneflower. Zones 4 to 10, Sun. Plants reach 24 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide;Growth rate: Moderate, easy to grow. 1999 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.Royal Horticultural...

    $4.49
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  • Phlox subulata Red Wing 3.5 inch pot

    Phlox subulata 'Red Wing' (3.5 inch pot)

    Phlox subulata 'Red Wing' Common name: Phlox-Creeping, Moss Pinks. Zones 2 to 9. Full sun. Plants reach 4 to 6 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide; spreading, mat-forming habit. Growth rate: Moderate, easy to grow. This compact variety forms a short,...

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  • Matteuccia struthiopteris 3.5 inch pot

    Matteuccia struthiopteris (3.5 inch pot)

    Matteuccia struthiopteris a/k/a Ostrich fern Zone 3 to 7, Full sun to full shadePlants reach 3 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. A native species, Ostrich is one of the largest and most popular ferns in cultivation today. The dark green, pinnate...

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  • Lysimachia nummularia Aurea 3.5 inch pot

    Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' (3.5 inch pot)

    Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' Common Name: CREEPING JENNY, MONEYWORT and CREEPING CHARLIE. Zones 3 to 9. Part to full shade.Low-growing, creeping ground cover forms a dense leafy mat 2 to 4 inches tall. Rounded, slightly ruffled, leaves will be yellow...

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  • Gelsemium sempervirens 3.5 inch pot

    Gelsemium sempervirens (3.5 inch pot)

    Gelsemium sempervirens Common Name: Carolina yellow jasmine Evergreen to semi-evergreen Vine Family: Gelsemiaceae Native to Southern United States Zone: 7 to 10 Height: 12 to 20 feet Spread: 3 to 6 feet Bloom Time: February to April Sun: Full sun Water:...

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  • Ficus pumilla 3.5 inch pot

    Ficus pumilla (3.5 inch pot)

    Ficus pumila Common name: creeping fig, climbing fig Zone: 7 to 11. Sun to partial shade. Mature size: Vigorous-growing, clinging climber. Juvenile leaves are small heart shaped, 1 inch long by about 3/4 inch wide, and creates a mat of foliage about 1...

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  • Convallaria majalis bare root plant

    Convallaria majalis (bare root plant)

    Convallaria majalisCommon Name: lily of the valley, European lily of the valley.Zones 3 to 8.PM Shade to Full Shade. Plants reach 6 to 8 inches tall and 8 to 12 inches wide;Low-growing clumps of foliage spread to form an attractive ground cover. Growth...

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  • Ceratostigma plumbaginoides 3.5 inch pot

    Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (3.5 inch pot)

    Ceratostigma plumbaginoides 'PLUMBAGO' a/k/a Dwarf Plumbago, Leadwort, Chinese Leadwort, Blue Ceratostigma. Zone: 5 to 9, may not be reliably winter hardy throughout Zone 5. Full sun to part shade. Mature size: 9 to 12 inch height,semi-evergreen, wiry,...

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  • Athyrium Campsis radicans bare root plant

    Campsis radicans (bare root plant)

    Campsis radicans Common Name: trumpetcreeperFamily: Bignoniaceae Zone: 4 to 9 Full sun to part shade Height: 25 to 40 feet Spread: 5 to 10 feet Bloom Time: July Blooms: Orange, scarlet Attracts: Hummingbirds Tolerates Deer, Drought, Clay Soil Native...

    $3.90
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  • Athyrium niponicum Pictum 3.5 inch pot

    Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' (3.5 inch pot)

    Athyrium niponicum var. 'pictum' Common name: JAPANESE PAINTED FERN Zone 3b to 8, Part shade to full shade. Height is 8 to 20 inches and slowly spreading clump grows to 18 - 30 inches. 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year. Tri-colored, 12 to 18 inch fronds...

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  • Athyrium felix-femina 3.5 inch pot

    Athyrium 'felix-femina' (3.5 inch pot)

    Athyrium filix-femina a/k/a Fern-Lady Zones 3 to 8; Part shade to full shade. Mature size 18 to 30 inch height, spreads 24 inches. Native to North America, this deciduous is common to moist sites throughout the northern hemisphere. It is characterized...

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  • Achillea Coronation Gold 3.5 inch pot

    Achillea 'Coronation Gold' (3.5 inch pot)

    Achillea 'Coronation Gold' Common name: Yarrow. Zones 3 to 8. Full sun. Plants reach 30 to 36 inches tall and 30 to 36 inches wide. Growth rate: Moderate, Easy to grow. Large golden yellow 4 inch flower clusters all summer long. This variety has...

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  • Hosta BIG DADDY 20ct Flat

    Hosta BIG DADDY (20)ct Flat

    BIG DADDY Hosta Large. Heavily corrugated rich blue-green leaves. Mature size: 24 inches tall by 36 inches wide, medium to slow growth. Near white flowers. H. robusta variegated Sport. One the best big blues. Chalky-blue leaves are rounded, cupped and...

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  • Vinca minor Ralph Shugart 10ct Flat

    Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugart' (10)ct Flat

    Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugart' a/k/a Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle Zone: 4 to 9. Sun to Shade. Prefers moderate to dense shade in southern zones and tolerates sun in northern zones. Mature size: 6 inches height; fast spreading, vine-like growth. Blue...

    $77.40
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  • Vinca major Variegata 18ct Flat

    Vinca major 'Variegata' (18)ct Flat

    Vinca major 'Variegata' a/k/a Periwinkle, Big Leaf Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle Zone: 4 to 9. Sun to Shade. Prefers moderate to dense shade in southern zones and tolerates sun in northern zones. Mature size: 8 to 18 inches height; fast spreading,...

    $87.72
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  • Veronica peduncularis Georgia Blue 10ct Flat

    Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' (10)ct Flat

    Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' a/k/a Oxford Blue, Speedwell Georgia Blue, creeping veronica; may often be misidentified as Veronica peduncularis Zones 4 to 9. Zones 4 to 6 need winter protection. Full sun. Height of 8 inches and may spread to 24...

    $82.20
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  • Thymus serpyllum Pink Chintz 18ct Flat

    Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' (18)ct Flat

    Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' a/k/a creeping thyme, mother-of-thyme, wild thyme Zone: 4 to 9. Sun. Mature size: 1 to 3 inches height; 2 feet wide. Creeping, cascading habit. Long-blooming, light pink flowers will be one of the first thymes to flower...

    $92.04
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  • Nepeta faassenii Walkers Low 3.5 inch pot

    Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low' (3.5 inch pot)

    WALKER'S LOW Nepeta faassenii a/k/a Catmint and Catnip Zones 3 to 8. Full Sun or part shade in the south.Up to 30 inches tall (if staked) and 3 feet wide. Arching upright habit. The cultivar name is somewhat misleading, the plant is named for its garden...

    $4.23
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  • Hedera helix Gold Child 10ct Flat

    Hedera helix 'Gold Child' (10)ct Flat

    Hedera helix 'Gold Child' Gold Variegated English IvyZone: 6 to 10. Sun to full shade; southern zones may need more shade. Mature size: 6 to 8 inches height. Medium to large, 2 to 3 inch, ivy-shaped leaves; bright greenish-gold border variegation with a...

    $75.00
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  • Ficus pumila Variegata 10ct Flat

    Ficus pumila 'Variegata' (10)ct Flat

    Ficus pumila 'Variegata' Common name: Variegated creeping fig, Variegated climbing fig Zone: 7 to 11. Sun to partial shade. Mature size: Vigorous-growing, clinging climber. Juvenile leaves are small heart shaped with creamy white variegation; 1 inch...

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  • Carex hachijoensis Evergold 10ct Quarts

    Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold' (10)ct Quarts

    Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold' a/k/a Evergold Sedge, Sedge Grass, Variegated Japanese Sedge. Zone 5 to 10, Sun to part shade.Mature foliage height 8 to 12 inches, clump forming. Evergreen leaves with creamy yellow variegated center strip with deep...

    $90.60
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  • Athyrium Nipponicum Pictum 10ct Quarts

    Athyrium Nipponicum 'Pictum' (10)ct Quarts

    Athyrium niponicum var. 'pictum' Common name: JAPANESE PAINTED FERN Zone 3b to 8, Part shade to full shade. Height is 8 to 20 inches and slowly spreading clump grows to 18 - 30 inches. 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year. Tri-colored, 12 to 18 inch fronds...

    $94.20
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  • Achillea Coronation Gold

    Achillea 'Coronation Gold'

    Achillea 'Coronation Gold' Common name: Yarrow. Zones 3 to 8. Full sun. Plants reach 30 to 36 inches tall and 30 to 36 inches wide. Growth rate: Moderate, Easy to grow. Large golden yellow 4 inch flower clusters all summer long. This variety has...

    $90.54
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  • Paeonia Duchesse de Nemours 10 Plants

    Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours' (10) Plants

    Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours' (10) Plants Flower type: Double. Zones: 3 to 8Full sun to part shade. Bloom time: Mid season, Late SpringHeight: 34 Inches Spread: 24 Inches Deer and Rabbit Resistant Fragrant, milky white, globe-shaped blossoms with...

    $231.84
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  • Miscanthus sinensis Strictus 30ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' (30)ct Flat

    Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' Common Name: Grass-Ornamental, Porcupine Grass, Miscanthus Zone 5 to 9, Full sun to part shade Plants reach 4 to 6 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide. Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2001 Distinctive...

    $175.20
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  • Matteuccia struthiopteris 20ct Flat

    Matteuccia struthiopteris (20)ct Flat

    Matteuccia struthiopteris a/k/a Ostrich fern Zone 3 to 7, Full sun to full shadePlants reach 3 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. A native species, Ostrich is one of the largest and most popular ferns in cultivation today. The dark green, pinnate...

    $176.00
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  • Hosta Sum and Substance 20ct Flat

    Hosta 'Sum and Substance' (20)ct Flat

    Hosta 'Sum and Substance' (Arden 1980) Very large. Heart-shaped golden chartreuse leaves, which becomes more puckered with maturity. Leaves are of good substance, corrugated, and glossy, giving them good slug resistance. One of the largest Hostas...

    $186.88
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  • Hosta PATRIOT 20ct Flat

    Hosta PATRIOT (20)ct Flat

    PATRIOT Hosta (J. Machem 1991) Medium. Dark green center, cupped leaves have variable margin with white streaking toward center. Mature size - 30 inches wide by 12 inch height. Lavender Flower. sport of Francee. Hosta of the Year 1997. Glossy, cupped...

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  • Hosta HALCYON 20ct Flat

    Hosta HALCYON (20)ct Flat

    HALCYON Hosta Medium. Frosty blue, spear shaped foliage withprominent veins and heavy substance. Mature size - 23 inches wide x 21 inches height. Thick, slug-resistant leaves. Pale lavender flowers. 1987 American Hosta Society Distinguished Merit Hosta...

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  • Hosta GUARDIAN ANGEL 20ct Flat

    Hosta GUARDIAN ANGEL (20)ct Flat

    GUARDIAN ANGEL Hosta (Thompson 1995) Large. Wide, ovate, moderately rippled leaves of heavy substance with fairly prominent veins. Irregular blue-green margins with bright, creamy white center. After standing out through spring, the white center...

    $208.00
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  • Hosta EARTH ANGEL 20ct Flat

    Hosta EARTH ANGEL (20)ct Flat

    EARTH ANGEL Hosta (Hansen/Shady Oaks Nursery 2002) Medium to Large. Large, broadly ovate shaped, blue-green leaves have a wide creamy white border, blue gray where margin overlaps center. Mature size: 39 inches wide by 16 inch height, mound-like with...

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  • Hosta Blue Angel 20ct Flat

    Hosta 'Blue Angel' (20)ct Flat

    Hosta 'Blue Angel' (Aden 1986) Very Large. Giant blue leaves are broadly oval shape, heavily corrugated and thick substance with rippled margin. Leaves can reach 18 inches long by 12 inches wide. Very upright Hosta, horizontally held leaves with...

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  • Dryopteris erythrosora Brilliance 20ct Flat

    Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' (20)ct Flat

    Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' a/k/a Autumn fern Zone 5 to 8, Partial to full shade Plants reach 18 to 24 inches tall and wide, with upright, open habit and moderate density. Brillianceis a new and more colorful form of the ever-popular Autumn Fern,...

    $176.00
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