Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud'

The darkest, richest agapanthus from the ones we’ve trialled. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring planting 190482-1 £10.95 Delivery late March
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3 x 9cm plants, for spring planting 190482-3 £29.95 Delivery late March
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The darkest, richest agapanthus from the ones we’ve trialled.

Genus Agapanthus
Variety Purple Cloud
Type Perennial
Common Name African Lily
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50-100cm (20-39in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Agapanthus grow best in moisture-retentive soil in a sunny site that receives sun for most of the day. On heavy soils, mix in grit when planting. Space 30cm 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 Feed with a high potassium fertiliser, such as comfrey pellets, monthly from spring until flowering. It may take two or three years for plants to establish before flowering really takes off, but after this they will grow in to long-flowering clumps. If clumps become too big, they can be lifted and split every four to five years. Overwinter with a dry mulch. If you are far north, 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 seed pods too.
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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Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud' reviews

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Reviewed 24th September 2018 by Rebecca

they did not flower all summer

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. Our 9cm potted plants may not flower in their first year, especially with the extreme temperatures we had this year. We would expect them to flower well from next year and would advise that they will need a regular feed during the growing season to encourage good flowering."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Andrea

Fantastic customer service. Beautiful plants