Marcus has distinct colouring with a violet blue on the inner side of the petals, purple at the tip and a dark purple mid rib. Agapanthus are a really popular group of plants, often growing wild in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles. It is an easy to grow plant with long, narrow, glossy green leaves and stout stems for the flowers. Grows well in protected sites in the garden. Excellent for containers although plant in big enough containers to allow the plant clump to establish. Mulch well over the winter period and feed with bone meal or similar during the growing season. After a number of years the clumps may need to be split, do this when they are dormant. Remember to add bone meal in the summer to feed them. Plant as soon as possible after delivery and fan out the roots so that just the tip of the stem is showing above the soil.
Tip: Works well in borders with lilies and Crocosmia.
Flowering height: 30-34″ (75-80cms)
Flowering period: July-August
Aspect: In a sunny part of the garden that does not get too cold.
Soil type: Soils that are well drained and humus rich are ideal.