A magnificent and stately Agapanthus with unusual, bi-coloured blooms - a striking combination rarely seen in African lilies and definitely an eye-catching and unique variety.
A plant that you really need for your garden, this recent introduction from Europe has been met enthusiastically by everyone who sees it, and it's easy to see why. The good-sized clusters of flowers open from white buds, developing into gorgeous trumpets with rich blue bases and white flaring tips to the petals - they look just like a firework display going off in your flower beds and pots.
The flowers emerge on top of robust stems from the luxurious, sword-like leaves and put on a great show from mid to late summer and they're great for cutting - plus the dried seed heads can be sprayed and brought into your home over winter. Relatively compact for an agapanthus, 'Fireworks' looks fabulous in a pot on your decking, patio or balcony, so is ideal for people with little space - if you only have room for one plant then this is a definite contender for your attention!
Although this variety is half-hardy, it does not like cold wet weather, so we recommend covering with a thick layer of dry mulch in winter if planted out, or if kept in a pot, moved into a dry, frost-free area if the temperature drops below -5.
Supplied as 2 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant out.
What Is Supplied
Item 561067 supplied as:
2 x 9cm Pots
You will often get more flowers when the roots are restricted, so definitely a plant that does better in a pot (plus it can be moved out of the worst of the winter weather).
- Feed with a general-purpose fertiliser monthly from spring until flowering, then, from the end of September reduce watering and feeding to allow the foliage to harden.
- In colder parts of the UK, cover the crown of the plant with a deep, dry mulch to protect the plants from hard frosts, or grow in a pot so they can be overwintered in an unheated greenhouse.