Agapanthus 'Silver Baby'
- 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)
Rich green strap-shaped foliage forms attractive clumps from which upright stems emerge in summer bearing loose clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers. Each bloom is predominantly white, but has a pale blue flush, which becomes more noticeable towards the edges of the petals. A compact form of African lily, it makes a wonderful specimen in a pot.
- Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month from spring until the plant flowers.Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliageto toughen up.Overwinter container-grown specimens in a cool greenhouse or conservatory, watering sparingly.
Mediterranean gardens can take on various guises from the rustic and rambling to the formal elegance of an Italian courtyard. However, they all have key features in common, including the use of exotic, sometimes tender, drought-tolerant plants in pots andRead full article