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Agapanthus ‘Royal Velvet’
(African Lily)

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July - September
80cm x 40cm
Sun
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Half Hardy

‘Royal Velvet’ earned its place in our range for its regal beauty and deep purple blooms, evoking a sense of sophistication. Our team loves its dramatic impact in borders, where it pairs superbly with silver-foliaged plants like Lavender. Planted in sunny spots, it thrives alongside companions such as Salvia or Kniphofia, adding a touch of royalty to any garden design with its majestic presence.

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Description

Purple enthusiasts rejoice, for Agapanthus 'Royal Velvet' is here to make an appearance in your garden! This captivating variety boasts the richest, dark purple flowers that are nothing short of mesmerising. Unlike other purple Agapanthus with a hint of blue, 'Royal Velvet' stays true to its purple hue from bud to bloom. Its striking trumpet-shaped flowers stand tall on sturdy stems, reaching up to a meter in height. Complementing its vibrant blooms is a mound of deciduous foliage adorned with long, slender, deep green leaves, creating a lush backdrop for the flowers. From Spring to Autumn, this foliage forms a dense spread of up to half a meter, making 'Royal Velvet' a commanding presence in any bed or border. Whether planted in the ground or in a pot, this variety thrives, with potted Agapanthus often producing more abundant blooms due to their confined roots. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, Agapanthus 'Royal Velvet' serves a practical purpose by sustaining wildlife, particularly bees and other pollinators, with its nectar-rich flowers. Agapanthus are remarkably low-maintenance, being resistant to pests and diseases, allowing gardeners to focus more on enjoying their stunning colour and less on pest control. With its captivating beauty and practical benefits, 'Royal Velvet' is a must-have perennial for any purple-loving gardener.

Planting Conditions

Agapanthus should be planted in moist, well drained soil, as they don't like too much water to stick around near their roots. Chalk, clay, sand or loam based soils are best, and they will tolerate any soil pH without troubles. When potted, Agapanthus also produce more flowers, as they can perform better when their roots are confined. It's also important that they're planted in a spot that gets 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day, as they need this to create their impressive displays.

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.