- 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. 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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Q: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.Asked on 8/4/2014 by bluenutmeg from London
Agapanthus 'Sky' is not strictly evergreen but in a sheltered garden it could still keep it's leaves. Alternatively Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/agapanthus-purple-cloud/classid.2000014100/
is semi-evergreen and Agapanthus 'Black Pantha' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/agapanthus-black-pantha-pbr/classid.2000007235/ is meant to be evergreen.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 8/7/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
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