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Agapanthus 'Black Pantha'

Agapanthus 'Black Pantha'

Also known as

African Lily 'Black Pantha', Lily of the Nile 'Black Pantha'

Photo by AlanGardenMaster (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Agapanthus 'Black Pantha' Overview

Agapanthus 'Black Pantha' is a semi-evergreen perennial with a clumping habit. It typically reaches a height of 1m, producing dark blue-black flowers from black buds. These are borne from mid to late summer and flowerheads measure up to 20cm wide. These are held above the foliage on vertical stems. African Lily 'Black Pantha'' gives a lovely summer display, looking especially stunning as part of a Mediterranean or mixed planting scheme. In colder areas it will happily grow in large containers that can be moved undercover during the winter months. This cultivar is protected by intellectual property laws under 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 'Black Pantha'

How to harvest Agapanthus 'Black Pantha'

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 'Black Pantha'


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 'Black Pantha'

Attractive flowers

Attractive clusters of trumpet-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 well in large pots.


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