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Agapanthus 'Summer Gold' is a strappy leafed perennial plant with stunning pale gold and green variegated foliage and tall globe shaped mauve flower heads in summer. A great bullet proof plant which will brighten the garden. It can be planted in full sun to part shade, though lower light levels will reduce the flowering. Drought tolerant and can take frost, but hard frost can knock the plant around. Can be used for containers as well as for massed plantings and edgings.
Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.