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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
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  • 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) -
  • 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.
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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