These plants will easily fill half a square metre, also suitable for a large planter or a small border. Order more than one pack for an entire border. These garden plants bloom best in a sunny spot. They need a nutrient-rich soil and should be fertilised occasionally if you want them to flower abundantly.
These perennials will be in flower from May into October.
This Border Pack contains:
- Agapanthus africanus ‘Albus’ (3x - supplied as bare roots)
- Verbena bonariensis (5x supplied in a Ø 7 cm nursery pot)
|Latin name:||Mix & Match ‘Walk of Fame’|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||May - October|
Plant the plants in the garden as soon as possible after receipt. Put the plant with the pot in a bucket of lukewarm water for at least an hour before planting. Weed the bed or border beforehand and improve poor soil with a good mix of well-rotted manure and organic fertiliser pellets. Plant your Agapanthus 25 cm apart and fill in with the verbena. Using a garden trowel scoop out a large hole and loosen the soil. Remove each plant from its pot and place the root ball at the right depth - the top of the root ball should be level with the soil. Don't forget that the loose soil is likely to collapse a little but try to ensure you don't plant things too high or they will dry out. Heel the plants well in and water generously as soon as planted.
Decorative bedding, also on the patio!
On the patio or decking the elegant Agapanthus together with Verbena look stunning in a large planter with their striking colour contrasts. Plant these garden plants in an attractive grey planter and the unusual mix of the purple and white flower in the large pot can definitely be classed as stylish.
Here's a tip:
The 'Walk of Fame' Mix & Match makes a great addition to a butterfly garden. Agapanthus and Verbena both attract lots of butterflies and bees to the garden. You can pick a few blooms now and then to enjoy these dignified flowers indoors too.
Don't allow the plants in the border to dry out. Once they're well established they will become more drought tolerant than they were when first planted. When it's really warm and dry, they will appreciate a little extra water. Keep your border free of weeds to allow the plants more room to grow and give a monthly feed of a fertiliser for flowering plants from March to July.
The border mix in the winter
Agapanthus is not completely hardy but if they are planted in sandy soil in the border and given a good mulching of leaf litter for the winter, then they have a good chance of surviving.
If planted in a large planter, store in a sheltered spot over the winter. If your winter weather is very severe, they are best kept in the shed.