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Agapanthus 'Snowball'

Agapanthus 'Snowball'

Also known as

Lily of the Nile 'Snowball', African Lily 'Snowball'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering


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 'Snowball' Overview

Agapanthus 'Snowball' is a dwarf and compact Agapanthus that produces a stunning display of pure white flowers. This perennial evergreen is perfect for growing in containers or raised beds and suits being included in a range of locations from patio, urban courtyards to informal cottage flower borders. Hardy to minus 3°C this Lily of the Nile 'Snowball' prefers full sun to partial shade, and soil that is free draining. However, its low maintenance requirements and ability to tolerate dry conditions make it a popular choice. If your location is colder, these plants will need some winter protection.

Common problems with Agapanthus 'Snowball'

How to harvest Agapanthus 'Snowball'

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 'Snowball'


Divide clusters every three to four years in spring.


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.

Special features of Agapanthus 'Snowball'

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 nodding funnel shaped flowers.