Agapanthus 'Sky'

African lily

9cm pot
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August
  • Flower colour: blue
  • Other features: excellent as cut flowers
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need protection in winter)

    The stiff flower stems are held above dark green, strap-like leaves that form attractive clumps. This African lily is invaluable for providing late summer interest in a sunny, well-drained border or large patio pot. Where temperatures fall below zero, container grown specimens should be overwintered in a frost free place.

  • Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser throughout the growing season. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. Keep reasonably dry during the winter and protect the crowns with a dry mulch in the autumn. Divide plants that have become too big in spring, but remember you will often get more flowers when the roots are constricted.

  • Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser throughout the growing season. Keep reasonably dry during the winter and protect the crowns with a dry mulch in the autumn. Divide plants that have become too big in spring, but remember you will often get more flowers when the roots are constricted.

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      Can you let me know if this Agapanthus variety is evergreen or deciduous? I would prefer to choose an evergreen variety, so if you can point me towards any of your varieties that are evergreen, I'd very much appreciate it! I understand the evergreen varieties are less hardy, but as I have a very sheltered courtyard garden on the outskirts if London, I think this would be ok.
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