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Agapanthus africanus

African Lily

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Superb for contemporary gardens, patio containers and mixed borders

Umbels of deep blue flowers emerge on tall stems

Glossy, strap-shaped evergreen leaves

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This classic architectural plant is superb for contemporary gardens, patio containers and mixed borders. Agapanthus africanus is a hardy, evergreen perennial producing large clumps of glossy, strap-shaped leaves. From mid to late summer, umbels of deep blue flowers emerge on tall stems, making a graceful prescence in the garden. Looking particularly good planted en masse, African Blue Lily will thrive in a sunny, sheltered corner of the garden, suiting Mediterranean planting schemes well. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (19"). Mature plants are supplied in a 12cm pot.

Height Up to 100cm (40in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Perennial

patiocottage gardens

sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


1 x 12cm potted agapanthus plant (57949)
2 agapantus plants in 12cm pots (V59184P)

Repot Agapanthus plants using a good quality compost and grow them on in warm, frost free conditions until they are large enough to be transplanted outdoors. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before planting in a sunny position in moist, well drained soil. Water well to settle the soil. Alternatively, grow Agapanthus in containers using soil based compost such as John Innes No.3 and position in full sun.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season. Leave faded Agapanthus flower stems intact to enjoy their architectural qualities until they become blackened by frost. Border grown plants will benefit from the winter protection of an autumn mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost. Container grown Agapanthus plants can be moved to a frost free position over winter.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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