Agapanthus africanus 'Albus'

African lily

2 litre pot £9.99 Buy
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8 litre pot £24.99 £16.99 Buy
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Classy, clean-white flowers set against bright-green leaves are a cool elegant combination in lily pots or in the ground

Val Bourne - Garden Writer


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no 3 compost for containers)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need protection in winter)

    A wonderful white form of African lily, with globes of trumpet-shaped flowers from July to September. This bold perennial provides a perfect focal point for a sunny, well-drained border or in a patio container. Where temperatures fall below zero, container-grown specimens should be overwintered in a frost-free place.

  • Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month from spring until the plant flowers. Overwinter container-grown specimens in a cool greenhouse or conservatory, watering sparingly.

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