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Agapanthus caulescens var. angustifolius

African lily

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.75m
  • Spread0.45m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Agapanthus caulescens var. angustifolius (African lily). This plant is a clump forming perennial with bright blue trumpet shaped flowers held in an umbel.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for cut flowers, massed plantings, mixed borders, gravel planting and containers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It can tolerate coastal conditions.

Propagation

Divide plants in spring, never in winter. Or propagate from fresh seed in autumn or refrigerated seed in the spring. If collecting seed for a particular species, be careful to isolate your plant from other species of Agapanthus to avoid natural hybridisation.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs, snails and viruses may be a problem.

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