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Agapanthus Silver Baby
(African Lily)

£20.00

£20.00
£20.00
July - September
60cm x 50cm
Sun
Award Winner
Half Hardy

Agapanthus Silver Baby delivers a delicate look, with white flowers fading to baby blue at the edges. They will continue to grow through summer, and will even remain when the Autumn is still young!

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Description

For those who can't wait for that cold, Wintery feeling through late Summer to early Autumn - Agapanthus Silver Baby is your variety. This Agapanthus is a dwarf variety that grows up to 60cm tall and forms a mound of foliage that can spread up to 50cm, which is a great size for potting as it will spill over the pot's edges nicely and yet isn't too tall so it can fit anywhere that needs some of that bright wintery colour. Its flowers are funnel shaped and bright white with light blue tips to each petal that really give a cool feel. This highly unique variety is drought tolerant and pest and disease resistant, so there's no worry of your Agapanthus needing excessive maintenance to maintain its impressive appearance! Agapanthus are well known to be very attractive to bees and other pollinators too, so if you're looking to maintain or cultivate wildlife in your garden then this Agapanthus may be the perennial for you. They're also great when it comes to the end of their flowering season, as much like other Agapanthus they don't need pruning as their seed heads look attractive throughout the Winter.

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 compared with other plants in the garden due to their low watering requirements and lack of pests and disease. While they are perennials, they may need protection over cold winters in a greenhouse to ensure they'll come back in the next year. When planting, a hole should be dug twice the size of the pot they are delivered in, then filled in around the plant with compost. A layer of mulch, about 3 inches thick, around the base of the plant will ensure that it establishes well.