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Agapanthus Purple Heart
(African Lily)

£20.00

£20.00
June - August
50cm x 50cm
Sun
Cut Flowers
Half Hardy

Fans of purple have their perfect plant – Agapanthus Purple Heart is a real heart-throb for Agapanthus lovers far and wide, especially when it’s planted alongside other plants with contrasting colours!

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Description

Agapanthus Purple Heart has unique bi-tonal flowers, with shades of deep blue and purple mixed with each flower. This creates a distinct effect that's sure to fit great into any garden looking for some visual interest! This Agapanthus grows as a neat mound of foliage, with long, thin leaves that can spread up to 50cm. Its stems the hold the huge flower heads can grow a meter tall or sometimes higher, making this plant a dominant choice for the back of a flower bed or border. They also flower for a long period, from mid Summer to mid Autumn, so as your other flowers are beginning to fade you can count on this Agapanthus to keep flowering away until the cold weather of late Autumn! If you're looking to bring wildlife into the garden then this may just be the perfect plant for you, as bees and other pollinating insects love Agapanthus for their dozens and dozens of flowers. This plant is also a fantastic choice for beginner gardeners - Agapanthus don't require much watering and they're also generally pest and disease resistant, so as long as you plant them in the right spot and water them from time to time they'll thrive.  

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.