AGAPANTHUS africanus 'Twister'

Commonly known as African blue lily, Lily-of-the-Nile, Love flower

Large bicoloured flowers
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Strap-like leaves
  • Bicolor
  • Blue
  • White
  • Height
    50cm (20in)
  • Spread
    40cm (16in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clump-forming perennial. Clusters of large flowers
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
    Mulch for winter in cold areas. Bring pots into shelter
  • Full sun

AGAPANTHUS africanus 'Twister'



  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A selection by Quinton Bean and Andy de Wet, South Africa 2008. Excellent in a container
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails, viruses
    Place of origin
    South Africa. Garden origin
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Loam-based compost (JI No. 3) in containers
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    Harmful to dogs
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant

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