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Agapanthus praecox

African blue lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This is a clump-forming plant with dark green, strap-like leaves that bears large, rich blue flower-heads in late summer and early autumn. 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: praecox

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 80cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: February to April

Flowering period: July to September


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