Among the hardiest Lilies of the Nile, award-winning Agapanthus 'Headbourne Hybrids' produces large rounded clusters, 3-4 in. wide (7-10 cm), of funnel-shaped flowers in variable shades of light and dark violet-blue. Each flower head is packed with 70 to 75 florets. They rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, evergreen to semi-evergreen, strap-shaped, linear, grass-like leaves. Their foliage mounds remain attractive when the plants are not in bloom.
- Bloom time is variable, depending on the local climate and water availability, but this plant usually blooms from mid summer to early fall.
- Easy to grow, pest and disease free, this African Lily is quite vigorous and grows up to 2-3 ft. high (60-90 cm) from fleshly-rooted rhizomes.
- Thrives in full sun (part shade is tolerated), in fertile, moist and well-drained soil. Bear in mind that most varieties will lean toward the sun, which makes a south facing border the best location. Established plants will withstand substantial periods of drought.
- Spectacular when planted in great swathes, this Agapanthus fits most garden settings or mixed borders, makes a fantastic accent plant in containers and excellent cut flowers! A great choice for coastal areas as African Lilies cope well with windy and salty air.
- Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
- Deer and rabbit resistant, it attracts butterflies, bees and birds.
- Plant crowns in spring, 2 inches below the ground (5 cm) and provide a dry mulch protection over winter.
- During the winter, pots or containers should be taken indoors.
- No need to cut down in the fall, as the seedheads look attractive over winter