Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Amazing Agapanthus

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Amazing Agapanthus

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Byline: Clint Heathorn, The Little Green Frog

AS A gardener, the easiest path to success is to use plants that don't require much care and attention.

That's a no-brainer, right?

But what if you want your garden to look better than those in a shopping centre car park?

Even better, what if you want a stunning garden full of beautiful blooms, but don't really want to put that much work into it?

Not possible?

Well it is, but only with one of the most hardy, versatile and beautiful plants in the world: the agapanthus.

They grow and flower prolifically even through sheer neglect, all the while cutting a fine figure in any garden bed or landscaped area.

In fact, they're a real favourite in parks and commercial settings for defining a landscape plan thanks to their unbeatable combination of toughness and beauty.

But one new variety, the amethyst, is taking this to a whole new level.

Unlike all other agapanthus, the amethyst flowers several times each year.

The main flush of flowers comes in late spring, but with this breakthrough variety, it's followed up with as many as three subsequent flowerings. …

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