Agapanthus 'Snow Cloud'
- 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 August
- Hardiness:frost hardy (may need protection in winter)
Huge globes of tightly packed, snowy white, trumpet-shaped flowers rise above broad, evergreen, strap like leaves in July and August. This stunning African lily is particularly free-flowering, and it will add height to the middle of a sunny, moist, but well-drained border. It also looks fabulous grown as a specimen in a large patio pot. Although hardier than some other varieties, in cold, exposed areas container-grown specimens will benefit from a deep, dry winter mulch.
- 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.
Agapanthus, commonly called the African lily, produce glorious clusters of lily-like blooms that last throughout the summer. These clusters, made up of lots of bell-shaped flowers, can be globe-shaped or pendular, held aloft on vertical stems that can reaRead full article