African lily

Agapanthus 'Sunfield'

African lily - Agapanthus  'Sunfield'

Common Name: African lily
Genus: Agapanthus
Cultivar: 'Sunfield'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

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

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

Tall, vigorous and strikingly architectural this clump-forming perennial produces massive flowerheads up to 30cm across of dark-veined powder blue flowers from mid summer. These form above the strap-shaped glossy green leaves on top of sturdy upright stems and can last for several weeks before they start to fade. A taller variety that makes a big impact when planted in bold swathes or potted up into substantial pots.

  • 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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