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Agapanthus - Phantom | African Lily - 70cm - 25lt

Agapanthus - Phantom | African Lily - 70cm - 25lt

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The Agapanthus 'Phantom' is a striking cultivar of the Agapanthus genus, renowned for its unique appearance and captivating allure. Native to South Africa, Agapanthus plants are commonly known as "Lily of the Nile" or "African lily," and they are cherished for their vibrant blooms and lush foliage. The 'Phantom' variety, in particular, stands out for its distinctive features, making it a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers alike.

Characterized by its dark, almost black stems and rich, deep-green foliage, the Agapanthus 'Phantom' creates a dramatic contrast in any garden or landscape. However, what truly sets it apart are its enchanting flowers. The 'Phantom' produces large, spherical clusters of blossoms atop tall, sturdy stems, typically in shades of deep blue or violet. These blooms emerge in mid to late summer.

One of the most appealing aspects of the Agapanthus 'Phantom' is its adaptability to various growing conditions. It thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun to partial shade, making it suitable for a wide range of climates and environments across the United Kingdom. With proper care and maintenance, this cultivar can flourish in borders, containers, or even as a focal point in a mixed perennial bed.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Agapanthus 'Phantom' also attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to the biodiversity of the garden. Additionally, its long-lasting blooms make it an excellent choice for cut flower arrangements, bringing its beauty indoors.

While relatively low-maintenance, the 'Phantom' may benefit from occasional fertilization and division to encourage healthy growth and prolific flowering. Deadheading spent blooms can also prolong the blooming period and promote continuous flowering throughout the season.

  • Common Name

    African Lily Phantom, Lily of the Nile

  • Family

    Amaryllidaceae

  • Type

    perennial

  • Pot Size

    25

  • Height (cm)

    70cm

  • Native To

    Southern Africa

  • Flower

    ently shaded from pale violet-blue at the tips to white in the throat, trumpet-shaped flowers clustered together

  • Foliage

    evergreen strap-shaped green

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

1-1.5m

Mature Width

0.4-1m

Shape / habit

clump forming

Preferred Location

Orientation

South-facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained

Growing Period

Flower

summer, early autumn

Foliage

evergreen, semi-evergreen

Fruit

autumn

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