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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
African lily 'Sky'
Agapanthus inapertus 'Sky' Agapanthus 'Sky'
Agapanthus are clump-forming perennials with narrowly strap-shaped leaves, evergreen in some species, and erect stems bearing umbels of funnel-shaped blue or white flowers
'Sky' is a herbaceous perennial 1.5m high with deciduous strap-shaped green leaves and flowerheads of long, tubular, sky-blue flowers, darker near the tips, which hang down as they open in late summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moisture-retentive but well-drained soil in full sun, and in colder areas provide winter protection with a dry mulch; in containers, grow in loam-based compost such as John Innes No. 3, water freely when in growth but sparingly in winter, and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly from spring until flowering; for more advice, see Agapanthus cultivation
Propagate by division between spring and early summer, or in early autumn after plants have finished flowering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders Cut Flowers Low Maintenance
Gravel Garden Prairie Planting Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Coastal
Pruning No pruning required except cutting back dead flower stems, but allow them to remain until spring, because the seedheads look attractive over winter
Pests Generally pest-free but may be affected by slugs and snails and by agapanthus gall midge
Generally disease-free but may be affected by virus diseases
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