July – Agapanthus Navy Blue

July – Agapanthus Navy Blue

In July there is nothing better for reminding us of past holidays than the ever-popular Agapanthus. Navy blue flowers are held on long straight stems to 70cm above strappy green leaves

Navy Blue offers a great starting point for those nervous about the hardiness of Agapanthus as these deciduous plants are much easier to keep over winter than the large flowered evergreen Agapanthus africanus varieties.

This Agapanthus can be grown in a well drained garden border but are more popularly grown as pot plants as the restriction of the roots encourages plenty of flowers and can be moved around the patio as you please.

When planting into pots use John Innes no.3 compost with a layer of grit at the bottom to provide good sharp drainage. It is also advised to move the pot to the shelter of a sunny wall over winter