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Agapanthus pot display

Find out how to plant agapanthus in containers to create a beautiful display.

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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.

To get the best from them, ensure your agapanthus are growing in a sunny spot and feed with a high-potash liquid feed while in active growth, to boost flower production.

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Follow our simple advice to create your own agapanthus container display.

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You Will Need

  • Agapanthus plants (2-3)
  • Large terracotta pot
  • Multi-purpose compost

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Step 1

Fill two-thirds full with multi-purpose compost. Improve the drainage by mixing in one part coarse sand or horticultural grit to two parts 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.

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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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