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Agapanthus ‘Ben Hope’

African lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.2m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDark blue-purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Agapanthus ‘Ben Hope’ (African lily). A clump-forming, frost hardy perennial. Erect stems support rounded umbels of deep blue flowers in late summer and early autumn, over narrow, dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Bulb, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

The name Agapanthus comes from the Greek 'agape' - love; and 'anthos' - flower.

Interest and use

Ornamental, containers, borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Frost hardy.

Propagation

The plants will increase slowly but may be propagated by division in the spring. The plants may also be raised from seed in the autumn or spring (but cultivars will not come true from seed).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs, snails and viruses may be a problem.

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