African Lily

African Lily - Agapanthus
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Description: A superb semi-evergreen clump-forming perennial with mid-to-dark green strap-like arching leaves forming at the base. Majestic spherical heads of trumpet-shaped blue to white (depending on variety and species) flowers are bourne on lax-to-upright stems from May to August. Excellent in containers where they flower best when pot-bound.

Hardiness: Deciduous varieties are hardener than evergreen. All should be planted in a sheltered position. In cold gardens protect with a layer of bark, straw or leaves during the coldest months.

Height: 0.45-1m

Position: Full sun position preferably south or west facing and sheltered from wind

Soil: Tolerates all soil types if free draining, though they prefer sandy-grity soils.

Water: Minimal in summer and winter

Usage: Architectural impact in borders, ideal for containers

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