Agapanthus, which are commonly known as African Lilies or Lily of the Nile due to the similar flower shapes. Often grown for their height they flower on top of tall spikes surrounded by low growing foliage which can be beautifully complemented by lower growing perennials or bedding plants grown around the base. Good companion plants include Dianthus, Leucanthemum and Alstroemeria.
- Common Name(s):African Lily ‘Blue Umbrella’
- Hardiness:Half hardy and would benefit from protection through Winter.
- How big will I get? Agapanthus umbellatus ‘Blue Umbrella’ can grow to a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m.
- Did You Know That:The name Agapanthus is Greek for ‘Love Flower’?
A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.
Agapanthus umbellatus ‘Blue Umbrella’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.
Agapanthus umbellatus ‘Blue Umbrella’ prefers a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.
Agapanthus umbellatus ‘Blue Umbrella’ should be cut back in the autumn will promote growth the following year by redirecting energy from seed production and foliage maintenance to root growth.
Pest, Diseases and Wildlife
Agapanthus umbellatus ‘Blue Umbrella’ is generally pest free, and it tends not to have problems with diseases. It is also known to attract bees and other pollinators. It is toxic to cats, dogs and people.