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Agapanthus Queen Mum


African Lily

Unusual large white flowers with blue base

A compact and very showy agapanthus which forms a clump of strappy green leaves that are a lovely backdrop for the large round heads of white flowers that are delicately flushed with violet-blue at the base of each petal.


Best in a sunny, sheltered spot, ideal for a container, or planting en masse in a border or at the foot of a wall.


Happiest in a well drained soil that doesn't get waterlogged. Place some coarse grit in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage.

Agapanthus that lose their leaves in winter tend to be hardier than those that keep them all year round.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering July - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 70 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 100 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Mediterranean garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - May

Typically available

From June to September