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Botanical name: Agapanthus umbellatus
Other names: Lily of the Nile, Blue giant African lily
Species: A. umbellatus - A. umbellatus is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with large umbels of funnel-shaped deep blue flowers in mid and late summer.
Agapanthus umbellatus is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Deep-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 umbellatus (Lily of the Nile) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m 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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