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Growing Guide: How to Grow Agapanthus (African Lily)

Growing Guide: How to Grow Agapanthus (African Lily)

Agapanthus, also known as African Lily, are stunning and vibrant flowers that can thrive in your gardens. They are easy to grow and relatively pest and disease-resistant. Follow these steps to cultivate healthy Agapanthus in your garden:

Choosing the Right Location:

Agapanthus thrive in full sun or partial shade, making them suitable for various garden conditions Select a sheltered spot with well-draining soil for optimal growth.


  • Plant Agapanthus in spring or early summer.
  • Dig holes and place the bulbs approximately 5 cm deep and 30-45 cm apart. This spacing allows them to grow while providing support to each other.
  • Incorporate organic compost into the soil during planting to improve its fertility.
  • Ensure the pointed end of the bulbs faces upward.
  • Cover the bulbs with soil and water thoroughly.

Care Tips:

  • Water your Agapanthus regularly during the growing season to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Avoid excessive shade, as it may hinder growth and flowering.
  • Feed your Agapanthus with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early spring and again two months later to encourage healthy growth and vibrant blooms.
  • Promptly remove faded blossoms to stimulate new growth.
  • Reduce watering when the leaves start to turn yellow.
  • Trim back withered foliage for a neat appearance.

By following these straightforward guidelines, you can enjoy the captivating beauty of Agapanthus in your garden. Their striking flowers and graceful form make them a delightful addition to any garden landscape.

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