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Agapanthus Fireworks
(African Lily)


July - September
60cm x 60cm
Award Winner
Half Hardy

As the name suggests, Agapanthus Fireworks is bursting with an explosive display of multicoloured flowers atop tall stems. Being so unique, this variety certainly won’t go unnoticed in the garden!

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Agapanthus Fireworks is one of the most visually appealing varieties on the market due to its fantastic bi-coloured flower heads, hence the name 'Fireworks'. It boasts stunning flower heads brimming with trumpet shaped blooms, and flowers that are a deep, purplish blue at the bud that fade to white along the petals. It forms a neat mound of foliage, not dissimilar to other Agapanthus varieties, with thin, evergreen leaves forming a great mound that will look great in a pot, or can work planted in a flower bed provided it's in a relatively sheltered spot. This variety will grow up to around 60cm tall and can spread up to 50cm across, leaving you with a great sizeable perennial to play with without it being too overbearing next to other smaller plants! It flowers in late Summer to early Autumn, and will survive over the Winter to bloom fully again in the next year provided it's kept in a glasshouse or protected otherwise from temperatures below -5°C. If you're looking for an Agapanthus with a unique appearance, then look no further!

Planting Conditions

Agapanthus should be planted in moist, well drained soil, as they don't like too much water to stick around near their roots. Chalk, clay, sand or loam based soils are best, and they will tolerate any soil pH without troubles. When potted, Agapanthus also produce more flowers, as they can perform better when their roots are confined. It's also important that they're planted in a spot that gets 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day, as they need this to create their impressive displays.

Watering & Feeding

Agapanthus love being a little more on the dry side than most perennials, meaning they won't need watering as often as other plants in the garden. Because of this, they should also be planted in soil that drains well - and this watering can be performed once or twice a week. If you're wondering when they should be watered in their flowering season, check the top inch of soil, as if it's dry then they could do with a water. They should be fertilised with a fertiliser of a 1-2-1 ratio, mainly in Spring and Summer.

General Care

Agapanthus are very low maintenance overall, needing little watering or protection from disease or pests. They will need protection during the Winter if you want them to come back next year, a greenhouse is the best choice to ensure they maintain a temperature where they will survive. When you receive your plant, dig a hole twice the size of the pot and fill in the area around the plant with compost. A 3 inch layer of mulch should also be applied around the base of the plant, then water it to keep it moist until it's established.