2 -- color) Experts agree Lily of the Nile, or agapanthus
, is overused and doesn't belong in residential gardens.
africanus blue produces trumpet-shaped, deep blue flowers in late summer.
GETTING STARTED: Agapanthus
is actually a bulb, but many don't realize it because it's usually purchased as a mature plant in one-gallon pots in July.
To prevent mealy bugs from nesting, thin out your clumps of agapanthus
on a regular basis.
Most of the large-flowered evergreen varieties we grow now in tubs and containers are forms of Agapanthus
praecox - a tougher, easier plant.
Perennials may be divided at this time, whether they be day lilies, agapanthus
, shasta daisies, gazanias, periwinkle (Vinca major), or yarrow (Achillea).
PURE THEATRE Their striking heads of blue flowers are B Lots of our agapanthus
stay in the ground all year round.
Orders over pounds 40 will receive six free Agapanthus
Blue worth pounds 11.
They propagate themselves by rhizomes - the same propagation structures found in bearded irises and Agapanthus
(lily-of-the-Nile) - and will persist for years in the pond.
The variety on offer - Agapanthus
'Queen Mum' - produces heads 20cm across, made up of clusters of trumpetshaped white flowers with a blue base.
Orders worth over pounds 40 will receive six free Agapanthus
Blue Peter, worth pounds 11.
Just like agapanthus
and irises, the most familiar rhizomatous plants, Salvia uglinosa will happily spread itself throughout a sunny - or even half-sunny - garden bed.