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Agapanthus Pretty Heidi
(African Lily)

£20.00 £17.00

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£20.00 £17.00

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July - September
50cm x 50cm
Sun
Cut Flowers
Half Hardy

Agapanthus Pretty Heidi bears flowers the colour of a cloudless sky. It shatters expectations of it’s usually dark blue or purple peers, and is sure to be a real head-turner as a result!

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Description

Agapanthus Pretty Heidi is the perfect variety for Agapanthus lovers looking for a bit of a lighter twist when it comes to the flower colour. This variety bears buds that start out deep blue, but the flowers become lighter once they open up. These large flower heads are upheld on stems up to 50cm tall, which is more compact than most Agapanthus and makes them perfect for pots. They form a mound of deciduous foliage, complete with the classic long, thin Agapanthus leaves that we all know and love. The flowers will begin to show in mid to late Summer, and due to this being a fairly late flowering variety they can remain into mid Autumn, making them a great choice to fill an otherwise colourless spot for those months after the summer when other plants are beginning to die down and drop their flowers. They will also come back year after year provided they're protected from freezing temperatures throughout the Winter months, so provided you've got a greenhouse these perennials are sure to keep the garden looking its best for years!

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 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.