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Agapanthus Megans Mauve
(African Lily)


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July - September
60cm x 60cm
Cut Flowers
Half Hardy

Blue or purple… Can’t decide? Agapanthus Megan’s Mauve has you covered. With gorgeous lilac-blue flowers shooting up to a meter high, this variety is perfect for planting where it’s colours can oversee shorter plants below.

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Agapanthus Megan's Mauve has a highly unique flower colour - whilst most Agapanthus are dark blues, Megan's Mauve is a light, almost lilac purple. This will be sure to differentiate this variety from other plants you may have in the garden, or it can even create an effective impact alone in a pot. Agapanthus bear a mound of deep green evergreen foliage, with tall stems shooting from within upholding huge flower heads. It's flowers are trumpet shaped, with light purple petals with a dark stripe on the inside of each one, giving this variety such a unique look. This plant will look great in full sunlight or partially shaded conditions, where not only can the light radiate off it's bright flowers, but it's also where it'll grow the best, ensuring only the best possible display throughout mid to late summer. Growing up to around 90cm in height, this plant is good for a bed or border where its flowers can rise above other smaller plants below, but this size also makes it great when planted in a low sitting pot. Planting them in a pot can also create more impressive colourful displays, as Agapanthus grow more flowers if their roots are a little constricted.

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 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 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.