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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
Plant with: Hemerocallis 'Pink Damask' (Daylily 'Pink Damask'), Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese anemone 'Honorine Jobert'), Sedum (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude' (Stonecrop 'Herbstfreude'), Sedum (Herbstfreude Group) 'Lajos' (Stonecrop 'Lajos' ), Sedum 'Abbey Dore' (Stonecrop 'Abbey Dore'), Sedum 'Carl' (Stonecrop 'Carl')
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.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|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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