African lily

Agapanthus headbourne hybrids

African lily - Agapanthus headbourne hybrids

Common Name: African lily
Genus: Agapanthus
Species: headbourne hybrids

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

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

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

  • John Innes no. 3 compost for container grown plants


Showy globes of trumpet-shaped flowers ranging in colour from deep blue to pale blue to white appear from July to September on straight stems above clumps of strap-shaped mid-green leaves. Headbourne Hybrids are a particularly fine variety of African lilies ideal for a sunny well-drained border or a large patio pot.



  • 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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