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White Bell Agapanthus

Agapanthus campanulatus var. albidus

Also known as

Agapanthus 'Giant white', African Lily 'Giant White'

Photo by Roosie (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of White Bell Agapanthus

A close up of some Agapanthus campanulatus var. albidus flower buds
The flower buds of some Agapanthus campanulatus var. albidus plants

White Bell Agapanthus Overview

Agapanthus campanulatus var. albidus is a stunning, pure white-flowering Agapanthus cultivar. This deciduous perennial resides in the Amaryllidaceae family. It produces huge round flowerheads, coloured pure white, which are an eyecatcher in any garden border. They bloom from mid-summer to early autumn, reaching heights of around 1.5m. Foliage is straight and strap-like.

How to propagate White Bell Agapanthus

Division

Divide clusters in winter when the plant is dormant.

Seed

Seeds are best 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 White Bell Agapanthus

Attractive 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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