Agapanthus 'White Heaven' (PBR)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers)
- Rate of growth:average
- Flowering period:August to September
- Hardiness:frost hardy (may need protection in winter)
Heaven by name and heavenly by nature, this tall and elegant plant looks incredible when planted in bold swathes through a herbaceous border. Its striking architectural outline also makes it a good plant for potting up and using as a specimen on a sunny patio. The strappy, semi-evergreen foliage and large heads of up to 80 pure white, trumpet-shaped flowers give it a Mediterranean air, and make it a must-have summer plant.
- 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.
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