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Agapanthus Silvermoon

African Lily

Unique white edged leaves

A striking Agapanthus, unusual in that it has variegated leaves with a distinct white edge, these make a lovely backdrop to the soft blue flowers carried above the leaves on elegant stems.

Where?

Best in a sunny, sheltered spot, ideal for a container, or planting en masse in a border or at the foot of a wall.

How?

Happiest in a well drained soil that doesn't get waterlogged. Place some coarse grit in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage.

If grown in pots, Agapanthus can easily be moved inside for protection over winter.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering July - September
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 60 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 90 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Mediterranean garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - May

Typically available

From June to September