With their robust structure, elegant lines and beautiful colour, agapanthus make a great addition to garden borders or in pots along a garden path. They are surprisingly low maintenance, drought tolerant and cope well with salty sea air, hence their profusion on the Isles of Scilly. It is best to either cover them in winter, or if planted in pots, bring them indoors away from the frost.
Agapanthus is the the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant family Amaryllidaceae, and is commonly known as Lily of the Nile or African lily. The name agapanthus comes from the Greek: αγάπη (agape – love), άνθος (anthos – flower). Originally from Southern Africa, they have now become naturalised all over the world.
Although we make every effort to ensure that the colours are correct, occasionally the white ones revert to blue.