How to grow agapanthus in your garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun to part shade. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch with an organic mulch such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw, keeping it clear of the base of the plant.
  5. Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development & healthy flowers .
Growing Guide Agapanthus - Yates Gardening

How to grow agapanthus in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden that receives full sun to half shade.
  2. Fill the pot with a quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development & healthy flowers.

Growing tips

  • To keep the plant looking at its best, remove any of the older or damaged leaves.
  • This plant can be easily propagated through division in late autumn to winter by carefully removing it from the ground or the pot.  Gently shake off some of the soil so that you can see the roots and the individual plants. Carefully pull the individual plants apart making sure that each one retains its own roots. Do not break them into too many pieces  - some may not have enough roots to survive on their own. 
  • Always discard old or weak pieces and only replant the young, healthy –looking ones.
  • Remove spent flower heads to reduce risk of self seeding.
  • Many of the new varieties on the market are sterile varieties. This reduces the spread of the seeds especially in bushland areas.
  • Great plant for fire prone areas due to their sap filled glossy leaves.

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