Agapanthus Poppin' Purple 2L
Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus Poppin' Purple 2L

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The dazzling effect of Agapanthus has become a summer staple in the cottage garden, their glossy, strap-like leaves producing striking pom-pom flowers on long, strong stalks. Agapanthus Poppin’ Purple is a new and popular variety grown especially for its warmth of colour.


Some Agapanthuses are referred to colloquially as Lilies of the Nile or African Lilies, because they originated in southern Africa. Now the numerous varieties have spread to most hot areas of the globe. The name Agapanthus, appropriately derives from the Greek words agape and anthos, meaning love and flower.

  • Deciduous
  • Half hardy
  • Flowering period July to September
  • Herbaceous border
  • Container
  • Any well-drained soil
  • South, west or east facing
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered

After flowering, leave foliage to die back. Dry mulch in autumn to protect from frost. Only divide container planted agapanthus in autumn if entirely necessary, they unusually prefer to be crowded.