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Agapanthus Lapis Lazuli
(African Lily)

£20.00

£20.00
Great for wildlife
Cut Flowers
60cm x 40cm
Sun
Half Hardy

Lapis Lazuli is a gorgeous type of stone that’s coveted for it’s deep blue colour – so it’s safe to say that the stunning Agapanthus Lapis Lazuli lives up to its name!

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Description

Agapanthus Lapis Lazuli is named after the stone of the same name, that bears a stunning deep blue colour and has been considered to be precious since ancient times. This variety shows itself to be absolutely worthy of its name, bearing stunning deep blue flowers atop a dark, evergreen mound of foliage, flowering from mid to late summer. It grows up to about 60cm tall and its foliage is likely to spread up to 40cm, making this plant perfect for pots. Due to its long stems and showy flowers this is also a great choice when making cut flower displays, and they will survive over the winter to flower again in the next year as long as they're protected in a greenhouse. Agapanthus tend to grow quite quickly and this variety is no different, and it won't require much water during that period meaning you can spend more time appreciating than you are tending! This variety will put up the most flowers if planted in a sunny spot, so if you're looking to really get the most out of their spectacular colour then a sunny but well shaded part of the garden or the place you put the pot will serve the best, so long as it's sheltered.

Planting Conditions

Agapanthus should be planted in moist but well drained soil, particularly those composed of sand, clay, loam or chalk. They aren't fussy about the pH of the soil, however they will need to be planted in a spot that's sheltered and has plenty of access to sunlight. They will grow particularly well potted, as if their roots are constricted they will flower more, though they can work well in a bed or border provided your soil doesn't tend to get waterlogged.

Watering & Feeding

Agapanthus require little water compared to other plants, and particularly dislike being waterlogged so this is worth bearing in mind if your soil has a tendency to stay wet for long periods after watering. They should be watered once or twice a week - a good way to tell if they need a water is by checking the top inch or so of soil. If it's dry then it may be worth giving them some more. As for fertilising, this should be done in Spring and Summer, with a 1-2-1 ratio.

General Care

Agapanthus require little maintenance as they need very little water and don't require extensive means to avoid disease and pests. They will need protecting in the Winter where the frost can kill them if they aren't in a greenhouse. When planting, a hole twice the size of the pot should be dug and the plant placed into it, filling in the remaining area in with compost. A 3 inch layer of mulch should then be applied around the base of the plant, and it should then be watered to keep the soil moist while it establishes in its new spot.