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Agapanthus africanus

African blue lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (22896)

Plant details

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with strap-like leaves. In late summer, trumpet-shaped, deep blue flowers are produced in rounded umbels. Plants work well when planted en masse in the border or in a large container on the patio. They enjoy a sunny position in moist but well-drained soil.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Agapanthus

Species: africanus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 80cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: July to September


Reader reviews

gw1234

Blossoms well in July to September


margarita21

What should I use to feed lillies, agapanthus and other perennials? apart from the ground feed when planted, do they need additional liquid feed? Please help. Margarita


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