Agapanthus ‘Kilmurry White’

Found at Kilmurry Nursery, Gorey, Wexford, part of a range of varieties developed by the owners Paul and Orla Woods. A lovely clean pure white flower, prolifically produced in summer. Flowers are partially sterile, enabling the plant energy to concentrate on flowers – a young plant will thus have many flower stems. Height 40cm, with the flowerheads about 15cm across. Also featured in the Irish Society of Botanical Artists Irish Heritage Plants – Plandaí Oidhreachta mentioned above.

Agapanthus, are among the easiest grown and most reliable of herbaceous plants. Full sun will give better flowering. A gentle feed each spring, maybe a mulch to keep weeds down and reduce water needs. This would be ideal for a pot too as short, protect in severe winter frosts.

(As appeared in Newsletter 146, Autumn 2019. Text courtesy of Stephen Butler).