Agapanthus africanus

9cm pot £8.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Agapanthus africanus African lily: From midsummer, globes of blue flowers

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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 from frost in winter)

    A magnificent summer-flowering perennial that produces large rounded clusters of blue bell-shaped flowers on top of sturdy, upright stems. When not in flower, the strap-shaped foliage, which forms bold clumps, provides interest all year if protected from low temperatures and frosty weather. African lilies make great additions to a sunny, well-drained border. They also make fine specimens in containers, which will also enable them to be easily moved to a frost-free spot to overwinter when the temperatures start to drop.

  • Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly from spring until flowering. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. In cold areas, protect the crowns of the plants with a deep, dry mulch to protect them from hard frosts, or grow in a pot so they can be overwintered in an unheated greenhouse. 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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Good, healthy plant. Would definitely buy again

5

Very healthy plant. Planted up in pot and over-wintered by south-facing wall. It appears to have survived the winter, and I look forward to seeing it flower this summer

Anne

Kent

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The Agapanthus I puchased from Crocus were splendid

5

Crocus plants are usually first class - come well packed and have a good growth

Hopeful

London

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I would buy this product again

5

These plants have only been in for just under a year and haven't flowered yet so we have high hopes for this summer !

JG

London

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I want to buy this for my mother and was going to get three of the 9cm pots. Could I expect them to flower this year if planted in the Spring? Or would the 2 litre be expected to flower this year?

Mimi

We can never guarantee when a plant will flower, however as the plants in a 2-litre pot will be one year older than those in a 9cm pot, there's a greater chance that they will flower in their first year.

Helen

when is the best time to plant agapanthus

summer flowers

Hello, As many of these are not fully hardy, I would recommend planting them in spring.

Helen

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