Agapanthus 'Megans Mauve'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no 3 compost for containers)
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: half hardy (will need protection in winter)
Recently introduced, this showy perennial puts on a marvelous show in midsummer when the umbels of rich purple buds open to reveal soft lilac coloured flowers, which have a darker streak running down the length of each petal.
- Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month from spring until the plant flowers. Overwinter container-grown specimens in a cool greenhouse or conservatory, watering sparingly.
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