Agapanthus 'Northern Star'

Agapanthus 'Northern Star'

African lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Agapanthus 'Northern Star'
  • Common name: African lily
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 80cm

Spread: 45cm

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

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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 'Northern Star' is a particularly striking cultivar, bearing blue-purple, bell-shaped flowers above mid-green leaves with blue-black colouring towards the leaf base. For best results grow in a sheltered, sunny spot, in moist but well-drained soil. In exposed areas Agapanthus 'Northern Star' 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

  • 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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