Adding a bright color splash to borders and containers, Agapanthus praecox orientalis 'Queen Mum' is a particularly pretty African Lily with large, rounded clusters, densely packed with white and violet blue flowers. They rise on stiff, upright stalks, up to 3-4 ft. high (90-120 cm), well above the foliage clump of arching, glossy green, strap-like, evergreen leaves. The foliage mound, up to 2 ft. tall and wide (60 cm), remains attractive when the plant is not in bloom.
- Bloom time is variable, depending on the local climate and water availability, but this plant usually blooms from early to midsummer.
- Thrives in full sun in fertile, moist and well-drained soil. In a hot climate area, Agapanthus will do better in partial shade. Do not allow plants to dry out except when dormant. Bear in mind that most varieties will lean toward the sun, which makes a south facing border the best location.
- 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.
- Deer and rabbit resistant, it attracts butterflies, bees and birds.