Agapanthus 'Silver Baby'

Agapanthus ‘Silver Baby’

African lily

  • Botanical name: Agapanthus 'Silver Baby'
  • Common name: African lily
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
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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 ‘Silver Baby’ is a lovely dwarf variety with delicate white flowers flushed with pale blue at the edges. Its compact habit makes this variety especially suited to growing in containers. For best results grow Agapanthus ‘Silver Baby’ in a sheltered, sunny spot, in moist but well-drained soil.

How to grow Agapanthus 'Silver Baby'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Divide in January

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Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

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Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do Collect seeds in July

Do Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do not Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Agapanthus 'Silver Baby' and wildlife

Agapanthus 'Silver Baby' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Agapanthus 'Silver Baby' poisonous?

Agapanthus 'Silver Baby' is harmful if ingested. Its roots are toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock