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Agapanthus Poppin Star
(African Lily)


June - August
70cm x 60cm
Cut Flowers
Half Hardy

You won’t need a telescope to see this beauty! Agapanthus Poppin Star bears a dazzling appearance, complete with bright, almost star shaped purple blooms that are sure to give that ‘wow!’ factor all through summer.

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Agapanthus are stunning plants that are loved by many, but sometimes they can all look a little similar with various blue varieties of varying heights and flowering periods. Agapanthus Poppin' Star shatters expectations, bearing pastel lilac trumpet-shaped flowers with deep purple stripes on the inside. It's not just about the flower power though - this variety grows very quickly, flowers for a very long period in comparison to other Agapanthus, and has evergreen foliage, meaning this plant will be with you all year even if it isn't flowering yet! Its foliage forms in a mound, with long strap-shaped leaves that form neatly, potentially spreading up to 70cm wide. The stems are a little more compact than other varieties, growing up to around 60cm tall, which is tall enough to ensure that its gorgeous flowers can be seen from afar while also keeping it a reasonable size for potting up. Your neighbours won't be the only ones wanting a closer look - Agapanthus are great for bees and other pollinators, who love their flowers and will visit throughout late summer for more.  

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.