Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue'

Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue'

African lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue'
  • Common name: African lily
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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