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Herbaceous Perennial

Agapanthus campanulatus 'Wendy'
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bell agapanthus 'Wendy'

A herbaceous perennial up to 40cm high with deciduous strap-shaped green leaves and white flowerheads, which are larger than usual for a dwarf Agapanthus, in summer

Synonyms
Agapanthus 'Wendy'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green White Green
Autumn Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by division between spring and early summer, or in early autumn after plants have finished flowering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
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

Diseases

Generally disease-free but may be affected by virus diseases

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