Agapanthus are a hardy and versatile perennial clumping plant that can be used in pots or in the ground to define borders ,along driveways ,on retaining walls or mass planted under trees.

They are not overly fussy in regards to the soil they are grown in and will tolerate full sun to part shade or even full shade ,but will not flower in the full shade.

Agapanthus have dark green fleshy strap like leaves and have white or a bluey/purple colour flower , although the variety “Queen Mum ” has a stunning two toned blue and white flower.

Queen Mum is a larger growing variety – up to 1.5m . The regular blue or white plants grow to about 1m.

There are also dwarf varieties such as “Peter Pan” which is blue in colour and “Snowball” which is white in colour. These only grow to around 30cm high.

Apply a liquid feed regularly over the warmer months or a slow release fertiliser at the start of Spring to promote a long flowering period. Dead head flowers as they die off.

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