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Agapanthus ‘Snowy Owl’

African lily

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.9m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite, cream
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Agapanthus ‘Snowy Owl’ (African lily). A clump-forming perennial with rounded umbels of bell-shaped white flowers, emerging from cream buds in late summer.

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
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Fully hardy but protect crowns in the winter with mulch.

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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