Amazing Agapanthus

Tue, Apr 7, 2009

Plants

I have just spent a happy day re-potting my favourite Mediterranean plants – Agapanthus.

I love these plants as they have wonderful large strap-like leaves from which enormous flower spikes emerge in a range of brilliant colours ranging from virgin white, peacock blue to a deep velevet mauve. With continual sunshine, Agapanthus can grow to a towering 5ft above their foliage. They open to flowers that can be at least 1ft across with each flower head made up of dozens of gorgeous individual blossoms.

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Aganpanthus thrive in pots as they enjoy restricted growth and dryconditions. They hate wet and/or cold and should be over-wintered in a consistently mild place with little water. In early spring they can be re-potteed in well-drained soil and given tomato food to encourage the growth of those wonderful flowers. If you position agapanthus in a sunny position they will do well all summer, producing their impressive blooms during in late July and August. They absolutely thrive in drought and are very low maintenance – perfect for climate change gardening.

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To find out more about agapanthus visit the national collection at Pine Cottage Plants – http://www.pcplants.co.uk/plants/agapanthus/index.cfm


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