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Agapanthus inapertus

African lily

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height0.9m to 1.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Agapanthus inapertus (African lily). This South African species has large umbels of narrow, blue-purple blooms emerging from violet-black buds in late summer. The foliage is mid green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Often used as a cut flower. Also, mixed borders, containers, gravel gardens.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Suitable for coastal conditions. Not fully hardy.

Propagation

Divide in spring before flowering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs, snails and viruses may be a problem.

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