African lily

Agapanthus 'Back in Black'

African lily - Agapanthus  'Back in Black'

Common Name: African lily
Genus: Agapanthus
Cultivar: 'Back in Black'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, A good architectural plant, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.65 m (65 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  •  John Innes no. 2 compost for container grown plants


This is a stunning new variety of African lily with large globes of intense blue flowers from July to September on dark almost black stems. As the flowers fade they are followed by black seedheads that look dramatic and architectural. You can even cut  and dry them for flower arrangements. Ideal for a sunny well-drained border.

  • Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month from spring until the plant flowers. In cold exposed areas protect the crown of the plant with a deep dry winter mulch.



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