Agapanthus africanus

African lily

Eventual height & spread

Agapanthus africanus

African lily

  • 9cm pot
  • £9.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 3 × 9cm pots
  • £24.00 £29.97
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 2 litre pot
  • £27.99
  • available to order from spring
  • 2 × 2 litre pots
  • £49.99 £55.98
  • available to order from spring
  • 3 × 2 litre pots
  • £66.00 £83.97
  • available to order from spring
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • (or John Innes no. 2 compost for containers)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)


Globes of of trumpet-shaped blue flowers which can be variable in colour appear from July to September on straight stems above bold clumps of strap-like, mid-green leaves. These beautiful African lilies provide valuable late summer interest in a sunny, well-drained border, or large patio pot. Where temperatures fall below zero, container-grown specimens should be overwintered in a frost free place.


  • Garden care:
    Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly from spring until flowering. Towards the end of September ease back on watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. In cold areas, protect the crowns of the plants with a deep, dry mulch to protect them from hard frosts, or grow in a pot so they can be overwintered in an unheated greenhouse. Divide agapanthus that have become too big in spring, but remember you will often get more flowers when the roots are constricted.
    • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten

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