Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • African lily
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Agapanthus africanus 'Albus'

African lily

9cm pot £8.99
9cm pot £8.99
Quantity

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but 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: 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. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. Overwinter container-grown specimens in a cool greenhouse or conservatory, watering sparingly.
Share

Goes well with...

  • Echinops ritro Veitch's Blue
    Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
    £11.99 Buy
  • Erigeron karvinskianus
    Erigeron karvinskianus
    £11.99 Buy
  • Geranium Rozanne ('Gerwat') (PBR)
    Geranium Rozanne ('Gerwat') (PBR)
    £7.99 Buy
  • Erysimum Bowles's Mauve
    Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'
    £17.97 £11.98 Buy