Agapanthus Fireworks ('Mdb001')

9cm pot £9.99
available to order from summer
3 × 9cm pots £29.97 £27.00
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Buy Agapanthus Fireworks ('Mdb001') African lily: Stunning bicoloured 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 in winter)

    Larger than average trumpet-shaped flowers form in impressive clusters, each of which can last for up to 12 weeks from midsummer. Their distinctive purple-blue and white colouring makes them particularly eye-catching - and they will also last well after being cut for the vase. A sun-loving perennial, it will flourish in pots that can be moved to a sheltered spot in winter.

  • 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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I have looked at Agapanthus fireworks on your site - you say it is quite tender, needs overwintering in a cool greenhouse etc. Thompson & Morgan say that it is quite tough, will withstand temps of -10C Who is correct??


This is a very new agapanthus, so it is yet to stand the test of time, however it is said to withstand temperatures down to -10C. Having said that, it is not just the cold that will kill a plant in winter, but more likely a combination of cold and wet, or cold and exposed. That is why we advise moving potted ones into an unheated greenhouse over winter.


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