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Agapanthus campanulatus

African lily

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.6m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDark blue
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Agapanthus campanulatus (African lily). This species grows in a clump and has narrow, green-grey or glossy green leaves. Throughout mid-late summer you will find umbels of pale blue flowers. The anthers of the flowers are blue because the pollen is also lilac in colour.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Ground cover

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Needs rich, moist, fertile soil. Leave plants undisturbed for at least six years for best flowering, unlike evergreen Agapanthus.

Propagation

By fresh seed in autumn or refrigerated seed in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, thrips, Botrytis.

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