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Agapanthus 'Northern Star'

African blue lily

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Agapanthus 'Northern Star'

Plant details

Agapanthus are South African plants with strap-like leaves and showy flowers in shades of blue, violet or white. They're ideal for growing in containers, from which their pretty blooms stand tall, spilling over other pots.

Agapanthus 'Northern Star' is a particularly striking cultivar, bearing blue-purple, bell-shaped flowers above mid-green leaves with blue-black colouring towards the leaf base. For best results grow in a sheltered, sunny spot, in moist but well-drained soil. In exposed areas Agapanthus 'Northern Star' benefits from winter protection. Alternatively, grow it in pots and move indoors in autumn.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Agapanthus

Cultivar: Northern Star

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: Beginner

Height: 80cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to November, March to April

Time to plant: September to November

Flowering period: July to August

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