2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: July-September
- Hardiness: H3
- Eventual Height: 0.5-1m
- Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m
Agapanthus Africanus Alba, commonly known as ‘African Lily’ is a clump forming evergreen perennial with strap shaped leathery green leaves. In late Summer it bears erect, long stems of beautiful pure white trumpet shaped flowers which makes this a superb addition to any garden border. It provides colour when many other plants are beginning to fade. It is a sun loving perennial and is ideally suited to the mixed flower border and beds or patio container.
How to care for your Agapanthus Africanus Alba
- Watering: Prefers to be kept evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant deeply once a week during the growing season, and reduce watering during the dormant season.
- Fertilising: Feed the plant with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in the Spring, and again in mid-Summer. Avoid over-fertilising, as this can lead to excessive foliage growth and fewer flowers.
- Pruning: Cut back the spent flower stalks to the base of the plant after flowering to encourage the growth of new shoots and more flowers.
- Sunlight: Prefers full sun to partial shade. In areas with hot summers, it may benefit from some afternoon shade to prevent leaf scorch.
- Soil: Prefers well-draining soil. Amend heavy clay soil with compost to improve drainage.
- Winter care: In colder regions, may need to be protected from frost during the Winter months. Cover the plant with a layer of mulch, or bring potted plants indoors to a cool, bright location.
- Propagation: Can be propagated by dividing the clumps in early Spring or Autumn. Carefully dig up the plant and divide the rhizomes, making sure each division has several healthy shoots.
By following these care tips, you can enjoy the beautiful blooms of Agapanthus Africanus Alba for many years to come.