10 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: Summer
- Hardiness: H3
- Eventual Height: 0.5 – 1m
- Eventual Spread: 0.1 – 0.5m
Agapanthus Pitchoune White, also known as ‘African Lily’ is a beautiful and hardy compact perennial known for its stunning white flowers. The Pitchoune White is a great choice for gardens and landscapes as it is easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance. Its large, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom in the Summer, and thrives in full sun to partial shade. Agapanthus Pitchoune White is also drought tolerant and deer resistant, making it a perfect addition to any garden.
Agapanthus is native to South Africa and has been used for centuries by indigenous people for medicinal purpose. It was first introduced to Europe in the 17th century by Dutch traders and has since become a popular garden plant in many parts of the world, known for its striking flowers and easy maintenance.
In South Africa, Agapanthus is known as the “flower of love” and has been used in traditional ceremonies and rituals. In the Western world, it has been used in gardens and landscapes as a border or bedding plant, and also as a cut flower. The species Pitchoune White is a cultivar of Agapanthus, and it is known for its pure white flowers and compact growth habit.
How to care for your Agapanthus Pitchoune White
To care for your Agapanthus Pitchoune White:
- Plant in well-drained soil in a location that receives full sunlight.
- Water regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
- Fertilise with a balanced fertiliser at least once a month during the growing season.
- Deadhead spent flowers to encourage reblooming.
- Prune as needed to maintain shape and control size.
- Protect from frost and extreme temperatures.
- Mulch around the base to retain moisture and prevent weed growth.
- Divide the clumps every 4-5 years to maintain health and vigour.
- This plant is drought tolerant, so it doesn’t need much water once established.