Agapanthus 'Megan's Mauve'
African lily, Nile lily - 2.5 litres
Agapanthus 'Megan's Mauve' is a fine, distinct new variety of the African lily, with huge heads of mauve flowers with a darker stripe down the centre of each petal, opening from purple buds from mid-June to late summer. Attractive to butterflies. Seedheads are decorative in autumn and winter. Lovely in a sunny border or container and superb as cut flowers. Good seaside plant. Evergreen. Height and spread 80cm-1m by 40cm.
Plant in spring or summer in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertiliser until flowering. Cover with a protective dry mulch in winter. To grow in containers, use John Innes No 3 potting compost, water freely during the growing season, keep dry in a frost-free place over winter.
Bee and butterfly friendly.
British nursery grown.
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||African lily, Nile lily|
|Plant type||Herbaceous Perennials|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Requires winter protection in colder areas|