• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue'

African lily 'Bressingham Blue'

African lily 'Bressingham Blue'

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  • Other common names African lily 'Bressingham Blue'

  • Genus Agapanthus are clump-forming perennials with narrowly strap-shaped leaves, evergreen in some species, and erect stems bearing umbels of funnel-shaped blue or white flowers

  • Family Agapanthaceae / Agapanthaceae

  • Details 'Bressingham Blue' is an herbaceous perennial with umbels of funnel-shaped blue flowers in mid and late summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or grow in a container. In cold areas, mulch well overwinter

Propagation Propagate by division every 3 to 4 years in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants Architectural Gravel Garden Coastal

How to care

Pruning No need to cut down in the autumn, as the seedheads look attractive over winter

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free, but a virus disease may be a problem

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