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Agapanthus 'Midnight Blue'

African blue lily

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Hardy perennial

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Alan Titchmarsh recommends 'Midnight Blue' for smaller gardens as it only grows to 45cm (18in) high. Its compact size means that it is ideal for growing in containers on the patio, as well as in the ground. It produces trumpet-shaped, very dark blue flowers in mid- to late summer. Grow in well-drained but moist soil in full sun. A sheltered position is best. In colder areas, it may need to be overwintered indoors.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Agapanthus

Cultivar: Midnight 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: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: July to August

Reader reviews


Yes found this very useful as I bought blue african lillies but didn't get an information sheet with them thanks a million


Grows well in pots.

Jacque & David

I have just bought myself an agapanthus, have tried them before but only bought the sort that has a very small piece of root in a poly bag in a little compost , they didn't servive. So this time I bought a large box of them when can I put them in the garden there arre a few green shoots can I plant them out now, we live in the S West in devon

Steve green

Agapanthus midnight blue is a very good plant and seems to thrive in my well drained boarder soil last year.I have combined them with a peach coloured day Lilly that I can not rumbler its name but the 2 colours hit you when they are in full bloom
I feed my agapanthus with tomato feed each fortnight once green shoots appear and they bloom consistory each summer without fail

Jolly Gary the Gardener

My work colleague gave me a small root when she thinned her one out. I have had it for 4 years and it has been brilliant. this year have go 6 buds on it. recommend it as it is a very adaptable plant

Jolly Gary

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