Also known as
African Lily 'Luly', Lily of the Nile 'Luly'
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Agapanthus 'Luly' Overview
Agapanthus 'Luly' is an evergreen clump forming plant that produces charming pale violet-blue star-shaped flowers that form a rounded head standing tall above lush green strappy leaves. Each individual flower petal has a darker-blue mid-rib contrasting strikingly. African Lily 'Luly' gives a lovely summer display, looking especially stunning as part of a Mediterranean or mixed planting scheme. In areas where the temperature drops below minus 10C, it will happily grow in large containers that can be moved undercover during the winter months. Like Goldilocks, agapanthus like their growing space to be just so. Contra to popular wisdom, Agapanthus do not like to be overcrowded in their pots; however they also take a while to establish if planted up into too large spaces. As a rule of thumb, pot on every two years using a gritty multipurpose mix.
Common problems with Agapanthus 'Luly'
How to harvest Agapanthus 'Luly'
Seeds to be harvested in autumn when the seed pods have dried out. Flower stalks may be cut for flower arrangements during summer months.
How to propagate Agapanthus 'Luly'
Seeds must be sown fresh in the autumn, or if you are in an area where you receive below freezing temperatures keep the seeds cool in the fridge and sow in the spring.
Lift and divide clusters every four years in winter when the plant is dormant.
Special features of Agapanthus 'Luly'
Attractive clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers
Attracts useful insects
Attracts insects like bees and butterflies.
This plant can withstand drought periods, as it fleshy rhizomes stores water reserves.
Grows well in large pots.