Agapanthus umbellatus 'Ovatus'

Agapanthus umbellatus 'Ovatus'

African lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Agapanthus umbellatus 'Ovatus'
  • Common name: African lily
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 60cm

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

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Agapanthus add a touch of the exotic to the summer garden with their stunning blue flowers held above strappy foliage.

Agapanthus 'Donau' is a late-flowering variety, bearing large, lilac-blue flowers on tall, dark, upright stems. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny spot. In colder regions, mulch the roots to protect from frost in winter. Alternatively, plant Agapanthus 'Donau' in large pots and move to a sheltered spot in autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Half 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

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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