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Agapanthus orientalis

Double Blue is a sterile species of agapanthus that does not seed. It has clumps of long fleshy evergreen foliage and tall flower stems bearing beautiful double dark blue blooms. A tough plant that will withstand the toughest summer conditions. Ideal for borders to line driveways and paths, and also suitable to be grown in large pots and containers. Prefers a full sun to part shade position in the garden. Frost and drought tolerant.

Supplied as a bare rooted plant.

Orders containing this item will be dispatched from early September 2015.

  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Suitable for areas with part shade
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Suitable to cut for vases
  • Grows 1m wide
  • Grows to 1m high
  • Spring

Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from mid-August to November, unless sold out.


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Also known as: African Lily, Lily of the Nile
Botanical Name: Agapanthus orientalis, Agapanthus albus, Agapanthus variegatus
Family Name: Liliaceae
Plant Type:  Fleshy Rooted Perennial
Size Tall Varieties: 1.5m H x 50cm W   Size Dwarf Varieties: 45cm H x 30cm W
Planting Width: 30-50cm apart  Depth:  Position the Crown at Soil Level
FloweringMid Spring to Early Summer.
Positioning: Full Sun, tolerates Part Shade but flowering will be compromised.
General Information: Evergreen plant that will grow almost anywhere, with very little effort and tolerates almost total neglect. Can take over and crowd out weaker plants. Tolerates extremes in temperatures of 40+ and -15 degrees C.
SoilWell drained.
Watering:A drought tolerant plant. Water regularly when establishing, then only to supplement rainfall if required.
Fertilising: Not usually required, but can use a complete fertiliser in winter and spring.
Pruning: Clumps can be thinned and replanted immediately after flowering. Dislikes frost and humidity.
Pests:  Generally resistant to pests and disease, however snails can be a problem. Bait as required.
Ideafor borders, beside fences and along driveways.
Tips: Remove flower heads after flowering to prevent seeding in unintended places.