Agapanthus 'Twister'

Bi-colour agapanthus can sometimes be less hardy than single-colour forms, but not this one, as it is deciduous so is more suited to our winters. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring/summer planting 511355-1 £11.95 Delivery early April
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3 x 9cm plants, for spring/summer planting 511355-3 £32.95 Delivery early April
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Bi-colour agapanthus can sometimes be less hardy that single-colour forms, but not this one, as it is deciduous so is more suited to our winters.

It produces masses of open trumpet flowers in white and pale blue and, like all agapanthus, is ideal for a hot, dry summer bed as it doesn't need lots of TLC.

Genus Agapanthus
Variety Twister
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name African Lily
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
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 - September
Vase Life Excellent cut flowers and lovely seed pods too.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 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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Agapanthus 'Twister' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marjorie

I couldn’t understand how anyone could put such a poor specimen in the post. I couldn’t return it due to being in recovery from major surgery. It consisted of 2 weak very slender short leaves and 1 dried up yellow leaf. Cost around £10.
I bought one for less, healthy and in flower from a local nursery. I also purchased 10 Agryanthemums and 10 Lavender plants depicted flowering together in your catalogue. This would obviously not happen this year, the lavender plants
We’re so small and have disappeared altogether being overshadowed by the agryanthemums.

I been on your mailing list for several and have thoroughly enjoyed purchases being gifted to me by my family but not this year.

What’s happened. Disappointed and saddened customer.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by June

It is still in the greenhouse. It had two leaves about two inches tall and hopefully will flower some time in the future! Very disappointing.