Agapanthus africanus 'Albus'
Description: Tall flower stalks with white balls of trumpet shaped flowers from July to August above narrow, evergreen strap-shaped leaves. The decorative seed heads can be left on the plant over winter.
Uses: A brilliant structural addition to any border and is particularly useful in coastal situations. Also suitable for containers, mixed borders and Mediterranean or tropical gardens.
Climate/Position: Full sun.
Height/Spread: Flower stalk can reach height of 120cm. Spread 50cm.
Soil Requirements: Fertile, moist but well drained soil.
Pruning: No need to cut down in the autumn.
Special Requirements: Mulch in the winter. As with all Agapanthus, they are best not disturbed after planting.
Additional Interest: Agapanthus enjoy a good feed of Tomorite (or any tomato fertiliser) during the growing season as it is designed to encourage tomatoes and therefore many other plants to flower.