Agapanthus Africanus Albus
Agapanthus Africanus Albus
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Height Excluding Pot:
incl flower height 90cm
Plant shape: Bushy White - min 2 flowers per plantPot size: 5-10 Litres Plant ID: 857 4 Click to view photo of this size
Price: £45.0040% Discount £27.00
Agapanthus Africanus Albus is also known as the Nile Lily or the African White Lily. These stunning blooms are long lasting from early to late summer and onwards. The foliage is evergreen except in particularly cold winters where the leaves may die down but they will re-appear in spring.
The arching, glossy green blade-like leaves form a tufted mound, with tall, erect stems that bear spheres of pure white, trumpet-shaped blossoms. The flowerheads grace this perennial throughout the summer, complemented by lush foliage.
Although it tolerates partial shade, Agapanthus Africanus Albus is best planted in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. To encourage profuse flowering and ensure your plant thrives, keep it well-watered and apply fertilizer during the flowering season.
Native to South Africa, African Lily Albus is hardy in the United Kingdom. However, this white-flowering perennial prefers milder climates and won’t fare well in areas that have particularly cold winter temperatures. In places where the temperatures drop below zero, Agapanthus Africanus Albus will survive only in sheltered locations, ideally indoors, in a container or a pot.
Vigorous and compact, this variety of the African Lily grows to be around 50 to 90 centimetres high and across, including flower-bearing stalks. Considering its clump-forming habit and small size, African Lily Albus looks quite striking when planted in a large container.
Easy to grow and care for, Agapanthus Africanus Albus is pest and disease free, and requires no pruning. You won’t even have to remove the spent flowerheads, as the seed heads look highly decorative and offer interest during late fall and winter.
This clump forming perennial is best if fed during the growing season from April to the end of September. These beautiful flowers work well in pots and on patios and they also grow in well-drained soil in raised beds. As it doesn’t mind salt sprays and windy conditions, Agapanthus Africanus Albus is a great candidate for coastal gardens as well. Plant this flowering perennial in a mixed shrub border, where it will accentuate evergreen shrubs, or grow it in a large container on your roof terrace, balcony or patio.
We also stock the vibrant blue coloured Agapanthus. If it is a very hardy variety you are after, Agapanthus Dr Brouwer is one of the hardiest African Lily cultivars.
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