2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: July to August
- Hardiness: H4
- Eventual Height: 0.5 – 1m
- Eventual Spread: 0.1 – 0.5m
Agapanthus Black Pantha, also known as ‘African Lily’ is a truly unique and striking perennial plant that will add a touch of drama to any garden. With its deep, rich, almost black flowers and tall, stately stems, this variety of Agapanthus is sure to stand out. The Black Pantha is easy to grow and care for, and its drought tolerance makes it a low maintenance option for any gardener. This Agapanthus variety is perfect for planting in borders, rock gardens, or as a standalone feature. It is ideal for gardeners looking to add a touch of elegance to their outdoor spaces. The Agapanthus Black Pantha is a must-have for any gardener looking to add a touch of drama to their garden.
Agapanthus is a genus of perennial plants native to South Africa, it has been cultivated for centuries in European gardens and has been known by various names such as ‘African Lily’ or ‘Lily of the Nile’. It is known for its tall stems and large, showy flowers.
How to care for your Agapanthus Black Pantha
- 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 Black Pantha for many years to come.