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Agapanthus pot display


This container display is proof that simple arrangements can produce dramatic results. Agapanthus plants produce beautiful sky-blue flowers on long elegant stems throughout the summer months. The plants are easy to grow and thrive in pots. Although it can take a couple of years for them to establish, your patience will be rewarded with an abundance of flowers.

Plant it: April - May
At its best: July - September
Takes just: 20 minutes to plant the bulbs

How to do it:


Add crocks to the bottom of the pot, then fill two-thirds full with multi-purpose compost. Agapanthus thrive best when not planted too deeply, so plant them just below soil level. Stand the pot in full sun. In autumn, move the pot to a sheltered spot and protect the crowns with a thick mulch of straw.

Our tip

Water regularly but sparingly and feed fortnightly during the growing season with a high-potash fertiliser, such as tomato feed.

Agapanthus flower best when they're slightly pot bound, so plant them in a container smaller than you'd usually use for two plants.

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kaycurtis 24/11/2011 at 15:27

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margotm 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Very useful - thank you.

basmithr 24/11/2011 at 15:28

can you cut Agapanthus flowers ,& do they re grow that season

René 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I have been given an Agapanthus this summer and have put it
in a sunny spot, I was told you put it straight in the ground.
It has flowered beautifull all through the summer, so can it stay outside where it is and should I protect it in any way.


oldgreenfingers 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I have a large tub with 14 Agapanthus which I grew from seed five years ago. What a wonderful sight they are when in full bloom on a summer day. With regards to Ren I myself have about an inch of WOOD CHIP over my bulbs and they survived last winters frosts. Kind Regards Oldgreenfingers.

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