2 images of Agapanthus boundaries in flower

Agapanthus – Mass Planted Border

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Not your traditional hedge, but certainly used as a boundary in mass plantings because it’s hardy, disease free, cheap to propagate and does have a head of beautiful flowers in summer.  They’re not, however, in keeping with most of the clean lines of today’s landscaping and housing designs, so make sure it’s going to suit your property.

If you really love the look of Agapanthus, especially in flower, but want a “real” hedge rather than a lower boundary, why not try using Agapanthus in conjunction with another hedge plant? There are miniature varieties of Agapanthus that can be used for this purpose too. Just make sure the informality isn’t going to look out of place with a formal hedge behind it.

Biggest Positive: Easy care, disease free

Biggest Negative: It’s really a boundary, rather than a hedge. Looks better mass planted rather than as a row.

NameAgapanthuis OrientalisNile Lily, African Lily
LeafNewGlossy Green Strappy
OldGlossy Green Strappy
SizeLarge
FlowerColourBlue or White
SizeLarge held around a metre above the foliage
FragrantNo
Time of YearSummer
AgeingNo real problem but can look hagged in hot weather
SizeHeight50-70cm
Width1m
RateFast

Mulching has many benefits, including moisture retention in warmer months, frost protection in cooler months and weed suffocation all year round. Factor a thick layer (5cm or so) into your costs before you start. Just don’t put it too close to the trunks of your hedge plants.

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