Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'
Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'
Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'
Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'
Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'
Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'
Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'
Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'
Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'
Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'

Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'

"African lily"

Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL'

1 clump — £20.21

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

 Enjoy speedier results with Agapanthus umbellatus XXL! These African lilies are supplied as well-established clumps which are ready and raring to grow—plant one of these satisfyingly chunky clumps straight out into pots or sunny borders and you’ll be soaking up a wash of blue each summer when they burst into bloom. Agapanthus can take time to settle in but clumps like these are quicker to establish and will soon look like they've been growing in the garden for years. Depending on planting location, conditions and how early in the season you plant them, you may even enjoy some blooms in the first year!

This classic variety is loved for its long-lasting umbels of cool blue flowers on strong, upright stems in the height of summer. They’re reliable and easy to grow in any sun-trap location and quite like having their roots restricted too, which makes that a great choice not only for borders but also for a narrow spot along a south-facing wall and patio containers. If you like picking fresh flowers from the garden to make bouquets, Agapanthus umbellatus XXL produce some fantastic stems for a tall vase!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • May need winter cover

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Agapanthus umbellatus

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Plant size

    30-40cm

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    3 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Exotic gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Agapanthus umbellatus 'XXL' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "African lily" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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