Why do Agapanthus shine in pots?

  • Low Maintenance: Agapanthus are generally low-fuss plants. They require moderate watering and well-draining soil, thriving in the summer heat.
  • Long Bloom Time: Enjoy a dazzling floral display throughout summer and early autumn.
  • Compact Choices: There are dwarf varieties perfectly suited for containers, like the aptly named ‘Lilliput’ which reaches only 16 inches tall.
  • Winter Versatility: Depending on the variety, some agapanthus are evergreen, while others die back in winter. Evergreen varieties might need protection in colder climates, but most can simply stay outdoors in their pots with a layer of mulch for insulation.

Top Picks for Potted Perfection

  • ‘Fireworks’ is a perfect pick if you can’t choose between blue or white Agapanthuses. It boasts beautiful white flowers with purple bases giving you the best of both worlds.
  • ‘Double Diamond’ lives up to its name with eye-catching double white flowers on sturdy stems. This dwarf variety is great for smaller spaces.
  • ‘Peter Pan’ is a compact superstar, producing large blue blooms on a plant that reaches only 18 inches tall – ideal for smaller pots.
  • For a dramatic touch, ‘Black Magic’ offers deep purple-black blooms that stand out against its green foliage.
  • Prefer a lighter look? ‘Snowball’ offers pure white blooms that add a touch of serenity to your garden.

Planting and Care Tips

  • Choose a pot with good drainage.
  • Use a high-quality potting mix and fertilise occasionally during the growing season.
  • Water regularly, especially during hot weather, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
  • Place your potted agapanthus in a sunny spot in your garden.