3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: July – September
- Hardiness: May need winter protection
- Eventual Height: 0.8m
- Eventual Spread: 0.5m
Agapanthus Africanus, also known as the ‘African Lily’ or the Lily of the Nile,is a beautiful evergreen late summer flowering plant with large rounded heads of bell shaped, deep blue flowers.These plants make brilliant container specimens as you will often get more flowers if the roots are constricted and in addition, they can be more easily moved to a frost free spot when the weather gets colder.They are generally hardy outdoors in the south of England and Ireland if protected from severe frosts.These Lilies are very effective planted by a stream or a pond, where they thrive.
Water well during the growing season and apply a balanced fertiliser until flowering .Before winter, mulch border plants and overwinter container grown specimens in a greenhouse or conservatory and keep reasonably dry.
Agapanthus africanus were introduced from The Cape of Good Hope in South Africa to Europe at the close of the 17th century