Agapanthus Africanus White


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Botanical name: Agapanthus africanus ‘Albus’

Common name: African lily

Family: Agapanthaceae

Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen

Agapanthus are South African plants with strap-like leaves and showy flowers in shades of blue, violet or white. They’re ideal for growing in containers, from which their pretty blooms stand tall, spilling over other pots.

Agapanthus africanus ‘Albus’ bears white flowerheads, in contrast with fresh green foliage. For best results grow in a sheltered, sunny spot, in moist but well-drained soil. In exposed areas Agapanthus africanus ‘Albus’ benefits from winter protection. Alternatively, grow it in pots and move indoors in autumn.

How to grow Agapanthus ‘Albus’

Plant size: 60cm height 60cm spread

Aspect: South facing, west facing

Position in border: Front, middle

Sun exposure: Full sun

Hardiness: Hardy

Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Flowering Period: July – Aug

Agapanthus ‘Albus’ and wildlife

Agapanthus ‘Albus’ is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Is Agapanthus ‘Albus’ poisonous?

Agapanthus ‘Albus’ is harmful if ingested. Its roots are toxic.