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Agapanthus Star Gazer

African Lily

Light and dark blue striped flowers

A compact Agapanthus bursting with brilliant blue ball-shaped flowers, each petal has a darker stripe running through it and the effect is quite lovely. The flowers are carried on slender stems which emerge from a mound of strap-like leaves every summer.

Where?

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

How?

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.

Originally from South Africa, Agapanthus are highly prized by landscapers and are great for adding colour to dry and Mediterranean style gardens.

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 June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, Flower border and beds

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - May

Typically available

From June to September