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Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue'

Blue African lily

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Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue'

Plant details

Agapanthus are sun-loving plants from South Africa. They have strap-like leaves, from which large, showy flowers appear on sturdy leafless stems, in shades of blue, violet or white. They're ideal for growing in containers, and are though to flower more prolifically if their roots are constricted in pots.

Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' is a cultivar derived from the popular 'Headbourne Hybrids' agapanthus. It has striking dark amythest-blue flowers. For best results grow in a sheltered, sunny spot, in moist but well-drained soil. In exposed areas Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' benefits from winter protection. Alternatively, grow it in pots and move indoors in autumn.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Agapanthus

Cultivar: Bressingham Blue

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: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

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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