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AGAPANTHUS Midnight Star
syn. Navy Blue. Dark blue flowers Aug-Sept. Ht. 60cm. Sp. 40cm. Sun. Moist, well drained fertile soil. Very hardy. Quite wonderful both in tubs and the border. Similar and as strong as Northern Star. Each plant produces many heads.
Agapanthus like full sun and rich moist, well-drained soil. They detest dry sand. Agapanthus make excellent subjects for pots and tubs but can also be planted in the border and will thrive and bloom. Contrary to gardening folk law, Agapanthus for optimum flowering do not need to be pot bound
The essential conditions for an abundance of flower are:
1) Agapanthus need to receive an abundance of water in the lead up to flowering – May-July.
2) During May, June and July, Agapanthus should be fed with a high potassium fertiliser every two weeks.
3) Full sunshine in flowering season
Plants dispatched from mid-May
As a general rule, deciduous Agapanthus are hardy whereas evergreen forms can need shelter in the winter. Any variety marked semi-evergreen is somewhere in between and should be given extra shelter in harsh winters. Plants in pots can be sheltered in a greenhouse or outside that isn’t completely dark. Or they can be stored near the house with feet under each pot to insure the best drainage from winter wet. Plants in the ground can be mulched if needed
Agapanthus are great companion plants for Bearded Irises, flowering later with a similar bold statement in the garden. Click here to view our Bearded Iris selection
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Plant Details: AGAPANTHUS Midnight Star
Common name: African Lilly
Origin: S. Africa
Flower colour: Blue
Flower month: Aug, Sep
Flower scent: None
Foliage colour: Green
Autumn leaf colour: Yellow
Soil type: Moist yet well drained soil
Flower type: Single
Flower attribute: Elegant
Foliage style: Arch Foliage Habit
Leaf colour: Green
Seed month: Nov, Oct
Seed colour: Silver, Black
Suggested Container: Large Pots
Winter grow conditions: Outside sheltered
Container Compost: Peat Substitute
Web rating: Woottens rating 10/10
Special uses: Butterflies, Marine, Rabbit Proof
Pot Size: 1.3 litre
Variety: Midnight Star
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