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Agapanthus Twister (African Lily)

African Lily Twister, Lily of the Nile Twister, Agapanthus africanus Twister, Agapanthus Indigo Frost, Agapanthus africanus 'AMBIC001'


Very showy, Agapanthus Twister (African Lily) is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting 6-8 in. wide (15-20 cm) umbels of bicolored flowers with deep blue throats and white petal tips. They sit atop tall, slender stalks that arise from a lush clump of strap-like, dark green leaves. Featuring a nice compact habit, this gorgeous bicolored Agapanthus is very suitable for perennial borders or container planting on the balcony, terrace, or patio.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Bloom time is variable, depending on the local climate and water availability, but this plant usually blooms from mid to late summer.
  • Easy to grow, pest and disease free, this African Lily grows up to 20 in. tall (50 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in fertile, moist, and well-drained soil. In a hot climate area, Agapanthus will do better in partial shade. Bear in mind that most varieties will lean toward the sun, which makes a south-facing border the best location. Do not allow plants to dry out except when dormant.
  • Spectacular when planted in great swathes, this Agapanthus fits most garden settings or mixed borders, makes a fantastic accent plant in containers, and has 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.
  • In late fall remove or tidy up any remaining leaves, but seedheads can be left as they look attractive over winter.
  • Propagate by division every three to four years in spring.
  • Agapanthus is native to Southern Africa.
  • African Lilies are poisonous and should not be consumed by humans and pets.

 

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Native to South Africa, Agapanthus (African Lily) are such flamboyant and exotic-looking perennials that it is impossible not to love them! Easy to grow, pest and disease free, they feature showy, rounded clusters of brightly colored flowers on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, long, shiny leaves. However, some basic rules need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Agapanthus - African Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Depth 2" (5cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Agapanthus - African Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Depth 2" (5cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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