Home garden design > Plant and Flower Garden Dictionary > Garden Dictionary Letter A > Agapanthus plant

Agapanthus plant

Agapanthus plantThe Agapanthus, also called African Lily, is a noble plant, which succeeds well in the open if placed in a rich, deep, moist loam in a sunny situation or in partial shade. In pots it requires a strong loamy soil with plenty of manure. Throughout the summer the pots should stand in pans of water. Repot in March. Give it plenty of pot room, say a 9 inch pot for each plant.

In winter protect from severe frost, and give but very little water. The flowers are both lovely and showy, being produced during August in great bunches on stems 3 feet. high. The plant is nearly hardy. Several growing together in a large tub produce a fine effect. It is increased by dividing the root while in a dormant state.