Agapanthus Twister
Agapanthus Twister
Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus Twister



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Even amongst the bright blooms of high summer, Agapanthus Twister produces a wonderful display. Raised above its elegantly strap-shaped, glossy leaves, the round flower heads comprise a mass of bi-colour trumpets with attractively flared petals, which graduate from deep blue in the centre to bright white at the end.


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 or west
  • 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.