Agapanthus intermedius – are also known as ‘Lily of the Nile’ or ‘African Lily’. Agapanthus intermedius are clump-forming perennials with narrowly strap-shaped leaves, reaching a height of around 60cm and spreads to around 60cm. The flowers are coloured violet blue, funnel-shaped and bloom in summer, on straight, green stems, to round 1.2m high.
Pack of 3 bare root plants
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- Colour: Blue
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Fertile, Moist but well drained
- Position: Full sun
- Bulbs per m2: 10
Agapanthus intermedius – are also known as ‘Lily of the Nile’ or ‘African Lily’. Agapanthus intermedius are clump-forming perennials with narrowly strap-shaped leaves. The leaves will reach a height of around 60cm and spreads to around 60cm. The flowers are coloured violet blue, funnel-shaped and bloom in summer, on straight stems, of around 1.2m high.
Pack of 3 bare root plants
Why Grow Agapanthus?
Native to South Africa, but versatile enough to grow in a multitude of settings, the Agapanthus is a showy, exotic perennial that stands tall and proud, giving summer colour and structure to any garden. Agapanthus are easy to grow, thrive in full sunlight, and produce rounded clusters of brightly coloured flowers on long stalks in shades of blue, as well as brilliant white.
Flowering takes place from mid-summer to early autumn, and with their long growing season and tall stalks, many Agapanthus varieties are ideal as a tall border plant. Agapanthus are easy to propagate as they clump together over time – simply divide them between spring and early summer, or in autumn once flowering has ended, or grow Agapanthus from seed.
How to grow Agapanthus
Grow in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil. They require full sun and will not fair well in cooler shady areas. If your ground is prone to waterlogging, or you’re in a cold area, we would advise growing them in containers. When planting their noses should be covered with around 5cm of soil.
Caring for your Bare Root Perennials
Buying and growing bare root perennials gives plants a great head start, plus, it is more cost-effective than buying a potted plant from a garden centre later in the season.
Simply pot up your bare root perennials when you receive them and keep them in a cold frame or cool place, around 10C is perfect. Then, if there is a cold snap, they can be easily moved away from any risk of frost. Once the soil has warmed up, your already flourishing plant can be transplanted to the spot you have been eyeing up all winter!
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