Agapanthus campanulatus

Agapanthus campanulatus

African lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Agapanthus campanulatus
  • Common name: African lily
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1m

Spread: 45cm

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

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Agapanthus campanulatus

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 campanulatus is a particularly fine, hardy, vigorous agapanthus, bearing handsome, grey-green foliage. From mid to late summer, heads of numerous sky-blue, bell-shaped flowers are produced. It's ideal for growing en masse in the border or in a large container on the patio.

For best results grow Agapanthus campanulatus in a sheltered, sunny spot, in moist but well-drained soil. In exposed areas it 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: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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