Agapanthus 'Midnight Star'

African lily (syn. Navy Blue)

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3 × 9cm pots £38.97 £29.99
9cm pot £12.99
available to order from autumn
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Agapanthus 'Midnight Star' African lily (syn. Navy Blue): Deep blue flower clusters

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    This beautiful African lily produces rich and brooding colour in mid to late summer when its rounded heads of midnight blue, trumpet shaped flowers erupt from bud. These appear on reasonably tall, upright stems from amongst the strap-shaped, deciduous leaves. A star performer.

  • Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month from spring to flowering. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. In cold, exposed areas protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry winter mulch.

  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten

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Flowers are worth the wait


This beautiful agapanthus sits amongst other white varieties and various heucheras in my front garden. It flowered in the first year, which was unexpected... Did not flower this year, although that could be due to the frosty spring (none of them have flowered). The foliage looks healthy though, so fingers crossed for next years display.




Beautiful intense blue flowers


Plant flowered well but the year before I bought three similar plants which didn't flower the second year but this year I applied tomato feed and hey presto they all flowered.




Healthy and strong


Planted in a container until I prepare a place for it in the ground. Grew well and bloomed well in its first year.




Wonderful dark blue


The size of the plants was small which I new when purchasing. I was not expecting them to flower in their first year but to my delight half of them did. Fantastic dark blue long lasting flowers that I grew in a large pot.




For an exotic look


I prefer dark blue agapanthus and this one is particularly lovely. Lots of flowers once it gets settled (2nd summer before it got into its stride). After 3 years in its terracotta pot on the patio I divided it this spring into 3, expecting them not to flower very well the first year. Not so, all 3 pots were amazing! Next spring I'm going to try planting one of them directly into a border to see how they get on this far north!


Newcastle upon Tyne



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