If you want to grow a plant that will get tongues wagging, try this African lily.
There's nothing finer than a large Agapanthus in full flower at the height of summer, creating an eruption of brilliant blue. Its head-turning blooms perch on lofty stems in mid and late summer, adding a Mediterranean touch to borders or to patio. It's the perfect plant for an ornate container and with a little care will last a lifetime.
Even before the flower stems appear the bright green strap-like leaves are a lovely sight and heighten the expectation of the blooms to come from midsummer. Then as summer moves into autumn, agapanthus continues to provide interest long after the flowers fade as the sculptural form of its seed heads.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant out when all risk of frost has passed, simply place in a sunny spot and enjoy this African native in your garden over summer!