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Which Agapanthus?

Hi all

I was recently in Cornwall and saw some amazing Agapanthus plants, they were giants. A lot of properties were using them as hedging. Does anyone know which variety grows this large? Sorry don't have a picture but they were around 4-5 feet tall with very large flower heads.

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  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    I don't know but go to the rhs.org website they will probably knowimage
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,475

    a nursery near us in Devon holds one of the National Collections of agapanthus.

    You might try them ?

    Pine cottage plants, email [email protected]][email protected] or www.pcplants.co.uk 

     

    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,475

    remember the climate in Cornwall is much kinder than other parts of the country which might make them grow larger than in other parts.

    Devon.
  • Thank you Logan I will try the RHS website.

     

    Thank you Hostafan1 I will try your link.

      Yes the temperature could well be a contributing factor and from what I can gather some are more hardy than others. The plants were spectacular and I would love to add one or two large ones to my garden if possible. So I will keep hunting.

    Thanks for your comments guys image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,475

    M27, the evergreen types are less hardy than the deciduous varieties. Mine are all in pots and I bring them into the polytunnel for the winter. 

    More to stop them drowning than freezing.

    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,475

    just looked back, that link should read " [email protected]][email protected] " not ales.

    Devon.
  • I have very large white agapanthus called White Heaven. Enormous flower heads. Keep it in a pot and drag it into greenhouse for winter. Pot and plant were presents from husband and daughter two years ago. If it gets any bigger will have to build winter structure around it.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,475

    flippin' 'eck what happened there?

     

    Devon.
  • Africanus is a big one, I have one which I keep potted. It's a wider leaved, evergreen variety. The narrower leaved ones are hardier but don't grow as big I don't think. I keep mine in pots and put in greenhouse for winter too.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,213

    I have ordered from Pine Cottage plants before - they were excellent ....and even threw in freebiesimage

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