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AGAPETES 'Ludgvan Cross'

Large pale pink flowers veined a deeper pink with a crimson calyx. Suitable for the cool greenhouse or a sheltered wall. Flowering times can be erratic
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    mid- to dark green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
  • Height
    1.2-1.4m (4-5ft)
  • Spread
    1.2-1.4m (4-5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Pendent shrub. Produces pendent clusters of up to 6 urn-shaped flowers 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long.
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Partial shade
    Will tolerate some sun if grown well.

AGAPETES 'Ludgvan Cross'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A. incurvata x A. serpens. Grown for their pendent flowers. Mulch in spring every other year. If grown in a cool greenhouse use ericaceous potting compost in bright, filtered light.
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
    Keep pruning to a minimum
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile.
    Neutral to acid soil
    Benefits from added composted bark.
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Agapetes - Growing Guide
1.2-1.4m (4-5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2-1.4m (4-5ft)
 

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