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Agapanthus Poppin Purple
(African Lily)


June - August
60cm x 50cm
Cut Flowers
Half Hardy

Looking for an Agapanthus with something more to offer? Agapanthus Poppin’ Purple does away with the traditional blues that the genus is known for and boasts wonderful light purple tone.

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Agapanthus Poppin' Purple is coveted for its fantastic light purple colour. While most other purple Agapanthus varieties are usually a dark blueish purple, this variety is easily distinguishable with its brighter tone, that's as unique as it is gorgeous. These flowers are held on large blooming flower heads on tall stems that protrude from a neat mound of evergreen foliage with long, thin, strap shaped leaves. Its foliage can spread up to around 45cm making it a great size for potting, and it can grow up to 60cm meaning its stunning flower colour can be seen from afar. So, when can you expect to see some colour from this perennial? Poppin' Purple is a mid Summer to early Autumn flowering plant, typically flowering in July and beginning to fade in September. The great thing about an Agapanthus too is that after they're done flowering, the seed heads that are left after can be left alone as they look quite attractive in their own right! This variety is perfect for gardens that are looking to bring wildlife to the forefront too, as bees adore their trumpet shaped blooms.  

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 don't need as much water as other perennials, so the soil around them will need to be freely draining to ensure they don't stay too wet. They should be watered once or twice a week, though if you're looking for a good way to tell exactly when, just check the top inch of soil and water them if it's dry. The best time to fertilise them is in Spring and Summer with a 1-2-1 or balanced ratio fertiliser, as this will ensure they perform well.

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.