Agapanthus – ‘African Lily’

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Agapanthus – ‘African Lily’

Jul 18, 2022

Here at Bumbles, we have Agapanthus!

Native to South Africa, the Agapanthus is considered to be both a magical and a medicinal plant, and is known as the plant of fertility and pregnancy. These beautiful plants are much loved for their loose showy heads in lilac, blue or white.

They have many different common names including African Lily, Blue African Lily and Lily of the Nile, but whichever name you choose for these easy-to-grow and rewarding plants it’s appropriate to say that every gardener simply loves agapanthus.

Agapanthus can be grown in well-drained soil in a sheltered spot in full sun. However, they tend to flower better if their roots are restricted so grow well in pots. As they are drought-tolerant plants they cope well in a gravel garden. Full sun and well-drained soil are the secret to growing Agapanthus successfully.

Here are our Agapanthus fast facts:

  • PLANT TYPE: Perennial groundcover.
  • SEASON: Evergreen – some varieties go dormant during winter.
  • PLANTING POSITION: Sun / Semi-shade (morning or afternoon sun).
  • FLOWERS: Variations and combinations of blue and white.
  • FLOWERING SEASON: Late spring to late summer.

Look forward to seeing you soon at Bumbles!
Agapanthus at Bumbles, July 2022Agapanthus, the 'African Lily' at Bumbles, July 2021

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