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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
Evergreen - lance-shaped 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.
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)
Seasonal Interest - Spring
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile.
Neutral to acid soil - benefits from added composted bark.
Agapetes - Growing Guide
Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Arches - Obelisks & Trellis
Metal wall trellis
Steel garden trellis panels finished with ball finials. 10 year guarantee.
3 options from £10.45
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included