No summer garden is complete without an agapanthus. Flowering mid to late summer, the blue cultivars are the perfect companions for dark-red dahlias, brown heleniums, yellow or red hemerocallis, and all manner of kniphofias. Alternatively, white agapanthus bring a freshness to planting schemes. Try planting white choices with silver artemisias, for example.
Agapanthus in containers are also a must for summer. Plant them in tubs or large pots. Their bold architectural heads of flowers make a perfect backdrop for pelargoniums. After flowering, agapanthus seedheads – first bright green, later turning brown – continue to provide invaluable bold graphic shapes into late autumn.
• All agapanthus do best in a sunny position in moist but well-drained soil.
Woottens of Wenhaston is offering readers either the Small-Headed Hardy collection (AGW00T1), or Large-Headed Evergreen or Semi-Evergreen collection (AGW00T2) – or a Combined Collection (AGW00T3). Plants are supplied fully established in 9cm pots with detailed care instructions. Prices give you a 10 per cent saving on buying plants individually, plus free p&p.
How to order
• By phone 01502 478258, quoting the code (see above) for the collection(s) you would like. Lines currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-5pm.
• Online at woottensplants.com. Click on the Special Offers tab to find these options.
• By post please include details of the collection you would like, your name and address, telephone or email, and a cheque made payable to Woottens of Wenhaston Ltd. Send your order to: Woottens of Wenhaston, The Iris Field, Hall Road, Wenhaston, Suffolk IP19 9HF.
Offer closes 31 July 2020 Orders dispatched from 30 June 2020
*Offer available while stocks last. Available to mainland UK only. Cultivars may be substituted depending on availability.
Small-headed hardy Agapanthus 3 x 9cm pot £22.50, including postage. Code – AGWOOT1
Agapanthus, ‘Midnight Star’
Also know as Agapanthus ‘Navy Blue’, this popular cultivar has dark-blue flowers. Works well in both borders and containers. Each plant produces many heads. H 60cm. AGM.
Agapanthus ‘Gayle’s Lilac’
Semi-evergreen cultivar with pale, lilac-blue flowers. H 70cm.
Agapanthus ‘Silver Baby’
Working well in pots, this compact cultivar has white flowers flushed with pale blue at the edges. H 60cm. AGM.
Large-Headed Evergreen or Semi-Evergreen Agapanthus 3 x 9cm pot £22.50, including postage. Code – AGWOOT2
Agapanthus ‘Arctic Star’
Creamy-white flower buds opening to large, white blooms contrasting with grey-green leaves. Will need winter protection in exposed areas. H 80cm. AGM.
Bi-coloured blooms with white flowers that are pale blue at the throats. Needs winter protection in exposed areas. H 50cm.
Agapanthus ‘Regal Beauty’
Large flowers in dark blue. Needs winter protection. H 1m.
Combined Collection £40, including postage. Code – AGWOOT3
Order a combined collection and receive all six plants for a varied
and stunning display of agapanthus through the summer.