Agapanthus 'Silver Baby'

Compact habit
£7.50
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Agapanthus 'Silver Baby' (African Lily)

Ultimate growth height 50-60cm

Pale, silvery colour

Compact growth - ideal for a container

Pot size: 11cm

 

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One of our favourites! Fairly compact habit with multi-stems and lots of gorgeous white flowers that are just flushed with a lick of pale blue. This Agapanthus will steadily flower over a period of time in summer, just snip off any flower stems that have faded, there will be more to come. Flowers on this variety are held particularly open to enhance their star-like qualities.

A fairly new introduction (2001). 'Silver Baby' is great for the front of the border or for growing in containers. Plant in the sunniest spot in a free draining soil. Looks wonderful with soft ornamental grasses. Another one of our favourite agapanthus which we use in abundance in our display gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Chelsea Flower Shows.

Agapanthus like it hot, sunny and well-drained for prolific midsummer flowering. Great in a container or directly in the ground. Feed and water well during the summer months if kept in a container, allow to dry out inbetween waterings. Be careful not to over-pot to maximise the amount of flower produced. Fully herbaceous in winter.

Height at maturity: 60cm

Pot size 11cm

 

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  • PlantingDig a sufficiently deep planting hole and ensure that the rootball of the plant has been saturated in a bucket of water before hand. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole. Tip the plant out of its pot and position in the planting hole. Water the hole submerging the rootball with water. As the water drains away back-fill with soil so that the back-fill material is also really saturated. Firm in securely to avoid large air pockets around the roots of the plant and ensure that the soil is level with the crown of the plant. Open Close

    Dig a sufficiently deep planting hole and ensure that the rootball of the plant has been saturated in a bucket of water before hand. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole. Tip the plant out of its pot and position in the planting hole. Water the hole submerging the rootball with water. As the water drains away back-fill with soil so that the back-fill material is also really saturated. Firm in securely to avoid large air pockets around the roots of the plant and ensure that the soil is level with the crown of the plant.

  • Watering/Feeding Open Close

    Water thoroughly a few times following planting depending on the time of year and rainfall. An application of general-purpose fertilizer at planting should be sufficient. A nutrient rich mulch may be applied in autumn or spring to maximize growth but is not necessary.

  • Aftercare Open Close

    Cut back frosted growth in autumn of herbaceous species. This is a good time to apply a mulch to the soil if available. Slightly tender species such as Penstemon and Verbena should not be cut down until mid spring. Irises should be deadheaded regularly throughout the season and the foliage shortened in autumn to avoid ‘windrock’ through winter. Division of clumping varieties such as Achillea, Salvia, Scabiosa and many grasses may be carried out every few years in autumn. Irises should be divided in mid summer, following flowering when required. Agapanthus are best divided after flowering and prefer to be slightly pot bound if grown in a container.

 
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