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Agapanthus ‘Lilliput’

African lily

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourDark blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Agapanthus ‘Lilliput’ (African lily). Compact, clump-forming perennial. Small, rounded umbels of dark blue trumpet-shaped flowers appear in summer over narrow, mid-green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

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

Interest and use

Borders, containers, gravel gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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