Agapanthus 'Taw Valley'
- 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)
Flaring petals, which have a midnight-blue stripe running through them, form open clusters of rich blue flowers on the upright stems in midsummer. Subsequently the attractive seed-heads will offer autumn interest.
- 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 foliage to toughen up. Overwinter container-grown specimens in a cool greenhouse or conservatory, watering sparingly.
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Q:Hi, if I buy Agapathus now (late September) can I plant now and how best should I prepare them? If not how should I store them until the spring? I'm a bit of a novice so any constructive advice would be really appreciated. ThanksAsked on 18/9/2016 by Snowfinga from Sanderstead
This lovely agapanthus is not fully hardy so will need protection through the winter. It is supplied in a 9cm pot, so will be a young plant which would be better potted up into a larger pot in a John Innes no2 or 3 compost with good drainage. Then kept in a cool, frost free place like a green house or somewhere protected outside to overwinter, -just make sure it doesn't get too wet as they don't like getting waterlogged.Answered on 22/9/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
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