Plant of the Day
Tuesday 12 August 2014
White flowering Agapanthus (African lily) put on a dazzling display at Marks Hall Arboretum, Essex. They have chosen a hardy deciduous cultivar that withstands the winter cold and wet without even being protected with a winter mulch of straw. These plants need full sun to produce an abundance of flowers. The impact comes from the large scale planting of one species in these beds which is appropriate to this landscape - it can be challenging to work at this scale but can produce dramatic results.