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Agapanthus 'Golden Drop'

Agapanthus 'Golden Drop'

Also known as

African Blue Lily 'Golden Drop', Lily of the Nile 'Golden Drop'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Agapanthus 'Golden Drop' Overview

Agapanthus 'Golden Drop' is a compact evergreen, clump forming perennial that produces striking lilac-blue star-shaped flowers loosely clustered together to form rounded heads standing 40cm tall. Lily of the Nile 'Golden Drop' has really attractive light green, edged with yellow, strap-shaped leaves that contrast and frame the erect flower stems. African Lily 'Golden Drop' was introduced at the RHS Chelsea Show in 2012 and gives a lovely summer display, looking especially stunning as part of a Mediterranean or mixed planting scheme. In areas where the temperature drops below minus 10C, it will happily grow in large containers that can be moved undercover during the winter months. Like the fairy tale character Goldilocks, Agapanthus like their growing space to be just so. Contra to popular wisdom, Agapanthus do not like to be overcrowded in their pots; however they also take a while to establish if planted up into too large spaces. As a rule of thumb, pot on every two years using a gritty multipurpose mix. This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

Common problems with Agapanthus 'Golden Drop'

How to harvest Agapanthus 'Golden Drop'

Seeds to be harvested in autumn when the seed pods have dried out. Flower stalks may be cut for flower arrangements during summer months.

How to propagate Agapanthus 'Golden Drop'


Lift and divide clusters every four years in winter when the plant is dormant.


Seeds must be sown fresh in the autumn, or if you are in an area where you receive below freezing temperatures keep the seeds cool in the fridge and sow in the spring.

Special features of Agapanthus 'Golden Drop'

Attractive flowers

Attractive clusters of nodding funnel shaped flowers.

Attracts useful insects

Attracts insects like bees and butterflies.

Drought resistant

This plant can withstand drought periods, as it fleshy rhizomes stores water reserves.

Pot plant

Grows very well in large pots.


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