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Agapanthus 'Summer Gold' (Lily of the Nile)

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Plant description

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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.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.0

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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