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Agapanthus 'Dorothy Palmer' (African lily 'Dorothy Palmer')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Agapanthus 'Dorothy Palmer'

Other names

African lily 'Dorothy Palmer'

Genus

Agapanthus Agapanthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Dorothy Palmer' _ 'Dorothy Palmer' is a borderline hardy, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with strap-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and, in summer, sturdy, erect stems bearing umbels of open, trumpet-shaped, deep blue flowers that fade to reddish-purple.


Agapanthus 'Dorothy Palmer' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Deep-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn; Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free, but a virus disease may be a problem.

General care

Pruning

Spent flower stems can be cut in autumn or leave seedheads intact for winter interest. Divide every 3-4 years in spring.

Propagation

Propagate by division every 3 to 4 years in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Agapanthus 'Dorothy Palmer' (African lily 'Dorothy Palmer') will reach a height of 0.9m 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 but well-drained soil in full sun. Can be grown in a container. Apply a deep winter mulch in cold areas.

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

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Agapanthus 'Dorothy Palmer'

Other names

African lily 'Dorothy Palmer'

Genus

Agapanthus Agapanthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Dorothy Palmer' _ 'Dorothy Palmer' is a borderline hardy, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with strap-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and, in summer, sturdy, erect stems bearing umbels of open, trumpet-shaped, deep blue flowers that fade to reddish-purple.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Deep-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn; Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free, but a virus disease may be a problem.

General care

Pruning

Spent flower stems can be cut in autumn or leave seedheads intact for winter interest. Divide every 3-4 years in spring.

Propagation

Propagate by division every 3 to 4 years in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Agapanthus 'Dorothy Palmer' (African lily 'Dorothy Palmer') will reach a height of 0.9m 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 but well-drained soil in full sun. Can be grown in a container. Apply a deep winter mulch in cold areas.

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

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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