CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. An evergreen shrub of arching habit Agapetes Ludgvan Cross will amaze and delight you from spring into summer with its dangling clusters of pink urn-shaped flowers with striking crimson veining just like some particularly exotic kind of chinese lantern. It will need protection from sub-zero temperatures, but it's worth the effort. Prefers a little shade. Well drained neutral to acid soil. 4 feet. 2 litre pot.
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This is definitely one of those' once seen never forgotten' plants which, as suggested above, merits taking the effort to fleece it in cold winter weather or have it in a pot which can be brought in from the cold.
A cross between Agapetes Incurvata and A. Serpens. Now Ludgvan is a location in Cornwall, so whether the varietal name refers to the plant being bred there or to the medieval wayside cross in Ludgvan churchyard, we are not entirely certain. We're guessing the latter. But are we right?
Ludgvan Cross won't need anything more than a light prune after flowering.
This video (no audio) illustrates some of the various flowering types of agapetes:
Agapetes Ludgvan Cross is a half-hardy evergreen shrub with arching clusters of pink flowers with crimson veins in early summer suitable for sheltered position.