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Agapanthus praecox 'Back in Black' (Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile)

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Plant description

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Agapanthus 'Back in Black' is a dwarf variety of agapanthus that flowers in summer, with beautiful shiny black stems topped with umbels of lavender blue flowers. A terrific bullet proof and low maintenance plant, surviving drought, poor soils and neglect while reliably flowering every year. The only maintenance needed is a tidy up after flowering by removing the dead flower stems. Rarely troubled by pests or disease. Good for sun to part shade and can take frost.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.7 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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