10 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: July to September
- Hardiness: H3
- Eventual Height: 0.5 – 1m
- Eventual Spread: 0.1 – 0.5m
Agapanthus Fireworks, also known as ‘African Lily’ and recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit is a variety of the Agapanthus plant, which is native to South Africa but is now grown in many parts of the world as an ornamental plant. This variety is known for its striking flowers that resemble fireworks bursting in the sky.
The flowers are trumpet-shaped with white, flaring petal tips and rich purple-blue bases, giving it the appearance of an exploding firework. The flowers are produced on tall, sturdy stems that can reach up to 1 metre in height, making them an excellent choice for a dramatic accent plant in the garden or in containers.
The foliage is evergreen and forms a clump of long, narrow leaves that are dark green in colour. The leaves are strap-shaped, creating a lush, tropical look in the garden.
Agapanthus Fireworks blooms in mid to late Summer, typically from July to September, and the flowers can last for several weeks. The plant is also attractive to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, making it a great choice for gardeners who want to support local wildlife.
Overall, this is a stunning plant that adds a touch of drama to any garden. Its bold flowers and lush foliage make it an excellent choice for borders, containers, or as a standout specimen plant.
How to care for your Agapanthus Fireworks
- Light: Prefers full sun, but it can also tolerate partial shade. If you’re planting it in a container, make sure to place it in a location where it will receive at least six hours of sunlight per day.
- Water: Requires regular watering, especially during hot weather. Water the plant deeply once a week, but make sure the soil is well-drained to prevent the roots from sitting in water. If the soil feels dry to the touch, it’s time to water.
- Fertiliser: Benefits from regular fertilisation during the growing season (Spring and Summer). Use a balanced fertiliser every two weeks to help promote healthy growth and flowering.
- Pruning: After the flowers have faded, cut the stem down to the base of the plant. This will help to encourage new growth and more flowers. You can also remove any dead or yellowing leaves to keep the plant looking tidy.
- Winter care: It is only hardy down to -5˚C so it’s important to protect the plant during the Winter months. Mulch around the base of the plant with a layer of straw or leaves to help insulate the roots from freezing temperatures.
By following these simple care tips, you can ensure that your Agapanthus Fireworks plant will thrive and produce beautiful flowers year after year.