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Agapanthus umbellatus
Agapanthus umbellatus
Agapanthus umbellatus
Agapanthus umbellatus
Agapanthus umbellatus
Agapanthus umbellatus
Agapanthus umbellatus
Agapanthus umbellatus
Agapanthus umbellatus

Agapanthus umbellatus
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"African Lily"

SIZE 1 (TOP SIZE)

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Packed in peat-free compost

Half Hardy, may need
winter protection

£5.95

Cool down those hot summer days with a wash of chilled out blue Agapanthus umbellatus, also known as the African Lily. A real jewel of the summer garden, it bursts into bloom from midsummer onwards with dozens of tiny lavender blue trumpets on short spikes, gathered into a large ball of colour. These dreamy Agapanthus flowerheads are held on upright stems at a useful mid-height, perfect for planting in  borders with smaller plants in front and taller plants behind.

These drought tolerant plants enjoy a hot, sunny position, they don't mind being a bit cramped and can cope with a poor, free-drianing soil, so they'll also be perfectly happy in a narrow bed along a wall and will grow in patio containers for years. Each tiny trumpet in this garden orchestra is finely detailed and delicate, it’s six lavender petals creating dainty beauty around the centre from which the lavender stamens extend. All in all, Agapanthus umbellatus' intricate flowerheads can reach around 20cm in size, making it a compelling feature from afar as well as up close!

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Colour:

Lavender / blue

Height:

90-100 cm / 36-40"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Agapanthus praecox umbellatus

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Plant your agapanthus roots in spring and grow on in frost-free conditions or plant straight outside after risk of frost has passed
  • Grow in borders or containers in full sun
  • Spread the roots out and plant 5-10cm deep
  • Space the plants about 15-20cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide

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