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Agapanthus Ever Sapphire
(African Lily)

£20.00

£20.00

Out of stock

£20.00
July - September
60cm x 60cm
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Half Hardy

More compact than other Agapanthus varieties, Ever Sapphire is an absolute gem in border displays. This plant really excels when paired with other low growing perennials with contrasting colours, creating stunning displays in the garden.

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Description

Agapanthus Ever Sapphire is a variety that forms a mound of light green foliage with strap-like leaves. Shooting from the foliage below, this Agapanthus bears bright blue flowers as the name would suggest, in large flower heads with trumpet-shaped blooms. While bearing that same great appearance as other Agapanthus, Ever Sapphire is a shorter variety than you may typically see - growing up to about 60cm in the summer. It grows very fast, whether potted or planted in a bed or border, and much like other varieties it doesn't require very much water, making it perfect for low maintenance gardens! It also flowers earlier than most varieties, sometimes as early as May - a perfect start to the summer. Its flowers are also attractive to bees and butterflies, so whether you're looking to bring wildlife into the garden or trying to keep the wildlife that's already there happy, Ever Sapphire's got you covered. Agapanthus Ever Sapphire has some good ground cover at its base, so while it's generally used for its stunning flowers it may also see use in flower beds in spots that need some filling out!

Planting Conditions

Agapanthus like moist but well drained soil, made from clay, sand, chalk or loam, at any pH. They should be planted in a sunny spot with at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, and that spot should be sheltered to ensure their best performance. When potted, Agapanthus are more floriferous, however they can work well planted in a bed or border too as long as the soil is freely draining.

Watering & Feeding

Agapanthus require less water than most other perennials, and so need little watering and so need to be planted in well drained soil to ensure they don't stay wet, especially during the winter months. They should be watered once or twice a week, if the top inch or so of soil around the plant is dry then they're ready to be watered. The should be fertilised in Spring and Summer, and any fertiliser with a 1-2-1 ratio should work well with them.

General Care

Agapanthus are low maintenance plants overall which makes them perfect for newer gardeners. They won't survive through a cold Winter outside and so will need protecting in a greenhouse throughout the months where frost is a risk. When you come to plant your Agapanthus, dig a hole twice the size of the pot, place the plant in and fill in the rest with compost. A roughly 3 inch layer of mulch should then be applied around the base of the plant, and then watered until the soil is saturated to make sure that the plant will establish in its new location well.