African lily

Agapanthus africanus

African lily - Agapanthus africanus

Common Name: African lily
Genus: Agapanthus
Species: africanus

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  •  John Innes no. 3 compost for container grown plants 

    Globes of of trumpet-shaped deep blue flowers appear from July to September on straight stems above bold clumps of strap-like mid-green leaves. These beautiful African lilies provide valuable late summer interest in a sunny well-drained border or large patio pot. Where temperatures fall below zero container-grown specimens should be overwintered in a frost free place.

  • Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly from spring until flowering. Divide congested plants in spring but be aware that they may not flower again the next summer.

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