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Agapanthus 'Cobalt Blue'

Agapanthus 'Cobalt Blue' (Lily of the Nile)

Common Name

Lily of the Nile


Any moist well drained soil





Action and Timing

Violet flowers with a slightly darker base, the anthers are purple turning black. Flowering July and August

Nursery Notes

Propagate by division.


Agapanthus come from South Africa but are reasonably hardy here if given some shelter in exposed positions. The leaves are strap like and often evergreen but not always. They have been around in these shores since the mid 1600s. Also known as the 'Love Flower' or 'African Lily'.

This plant was added to the database on 6th January, 2010.

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