Botanical name: Agapanthus africanus
Other names: African blue lily
Species: A. africanus - A. africanus is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with strap-like leaves and umbels of trumpet-shaped, deep blue flowers in late summer.
Agapanthus africanus is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Blue in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer
Pests: Generally pest free.
Diseases: Generally disease free, but a virus disease may be a problem.
Pruning: No need to cut down in the autumn, as the seedheads look attractive over winter. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Propagate by division every 3 to 4 years in spring.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Agapanthus africanus (African blue lily) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Mediterranean, Containers, Sub-Tropical
Cultivation: Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Can also grow in a container. In cold areas, mulch well overwinter.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, East, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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My agapanthus africanus are planted in pots underground in a sheltered part of the garden. Following the recent frosty weather, they are looking decidedly unhappy. Will they survive, or are they a lost cause?
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