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  • African lily
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Agapanthus 'Castle of Mey'

African lily

9cm pot £9.99
9cm pot £9.99

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: July to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    Lax clusters of violet-blue flowers appear from midsummer above the slender foliage of this African lily. These last well after being cut, or if left on the plant, will provide architectural interest into early autumn. A sun-loving and drought tolerant perennial, it looks great lining a pathway, and also works really well in a pot.

  • Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser throughout the growing season. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. Keep reasonably dry during the winter and protect the crowns with a dry mulch in the autumn. Divide plants that have become too big in spring.

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