Blue Agapanthus is repeated along this sweeping prairie-style bed mixing with grasses in August

Basic Facts:

Common names: African lily

Garden Use:

Architectural plants with great structure and form.

Good for bees

Cut Flower Use:

Not tried


Not for the coldest areas of the country. Rich soil in warm spot in sun with winter drainage and moisture retention in summer. Said to flower best if roots restricted in a pot but do well in the open border. In cold, wet areas pot cultivation might be best, keeping the pots in a cold green house over the winter


Divide clumps in spring.

Pests and Diseases:

None really. Slugs may cause very minor damage in early spring.


The name Agapanthus comes from "Agape" - Love and "anthus" - flower = Love Flower!

Agapanthus Headbourne Hybrids

One of the best strains for the British climate doing well where others might die. 1ft / 30cm leaves with flower heads to 2ft - 2ft 6in / 60-75cm.

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