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Agapanthus 'White Giant'

Agapanthus 'White Giant'

Also known as

African Lily 'White Giant', Lily of the Nile 'White Giant'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Agapanthus 'White Giant' Overview

Agapanthus 'White Giant' ' is an evergreen clump forming plant that produces striking white star-shaped flowers that form a very large rounded head standing up to 1.5 high, above lush green strappy leaves. African Lily 'White Giant' gives a lovely summer display, looking especially stunning as part of a Mediterranean or mixed planting scheme. In colder areas 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 'White Giant'

Agapanthus 'White Giant' Companion Plants

How to harvest Agapanthus 'White Giant'

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 'White Giant'


Divide clusters in winter when the plant is dormant.


Seeds are best 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.

Special features of Agapanthus 'White Giant'

Attracts useful insects

Attracts insects like bees and butterflies.

Drought resistant

This plant can withstand drought periods, as it fleshy rhizomes stores water reserves.

Pot plant

Grows very well in large pots.

Attractive flowers

Attractive clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers