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Agapanthus campanulatus

Agapanthus campanulatus (African Blue Lily)

is a frost hardy perennial herbaceous plant with blue flowers in early Autumn, late Summer, mid Autumn and mid Summer. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers high levels of water. The flowers are trumpet shaped arranged in a umbelliform cyme inflorescence.
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It looks best in Autumn and Summer.



There are two subspecies of Agapanthus campanulatus. This plant which is also known as Agapanthus campanulatus subsp. campanulatus and Agapanthus campanulatus subsp. patens. Patens has bell like flowers unlike campanulatus whose flowers are more trumpet shaped.


Agapanthus campanulatus grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 8.5 (alkaline ranges from 8.1 to 8.5). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam, sandy loam, silt loam, silty clay and silty clay loam soils, and prefers high fertility.


This is a plant has an ultimate height of 1.4m / 4.6ft and spread of 0.5m / 1.6ft. It can take 4-5 years to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are green in Spring and Summer. They are linear in shape.


The plant prefers a sheltered situation.


Architectural, city courtyard garden, coastal/seaside suitable, container plant, cottage informal garden, flower arranging, flower border and bed, small garden/space and waterside.


Salt/sea spray (high) and pots/containers (high).


Very resistant to fire.


Propagation techniques include division.


South Africa.

-10°C / 14F 5.5 to 8.5 4-5 years 1.4m / 4.6ft 0.5m / 1.6ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Agapanthus
Specific epithet ? campanulatus
Common names
African Blue Lily (Ireland)
User notes have orange headings. All other information is made up from editing attributes. IPNI details on Agapanthus campanulatus
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