Agapanthus inapertus subsp. pendulus 'Graskop'

Incredible for its dark, almost black buds, held upright and rising about a foot above the foliage. More
1 x 9cm plant 511577-1 £10.50 Delivery mid May
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3 x 9cm plants 511577-3 £29.95 Delivery mid May
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Incredible for its dark, almost black buds, held upright and rising about a foot above the foliage. As the flowers open, they become more pendulous and turn a dark violet purple. This is often regarded as a florist's variety but is an easy garden plant, performing best in a sunny, well-drained spot.

Genus Agapanthus
Variety Graskop
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name African Lily, Nile Lily
Border Position Back, Container, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft 3in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Agapanthus grow best in moisture-retentive soil in a site that receives sun for most of the day. On heavy soils, mix in grit when planting. Space 30cm (12in) apart with crowns 5cm (2in) below the ground. Agapanthus are well-suited to being grown in pots, which can then be brought into a conservatory or greenhouse for the winter. For containers use a good quality peat-free compost with slow release feed granules added, for long-term feed. You can also try planting into a pot and sinking into the ground; restricting the roots will encourage flower production.
Care Tips If you have not incorporated fertiliser when planting, apply a high potassium feed monthly, from spring until flowering. It may take two or three years for plants to establish before flowering really takes off. Large clumps can be lifted and split every four to five years. Overwinter with a dry mulch. If you are far north in the country, we recommend growing these in pots so that you can bring them out of the frosts for winter. Protect against slugs and snails.
Flowering July - August
Vase Life Excellent cut flowers and lovely seedpods too.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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