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Agapanthus 'Arctic Star'

Agapanthus 'Arctic Star'

Also known as

African Lily 'Arctic Star', Lily of the Nile 'Arctic Star', African lily

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Agapanthus 'Arctic Star' Overview

Agapanthus 'Arctic Star' is a semi-evergreen clump forming plant that produces charming creamy white star-shaped flowers that form a rounded head standing tall above lush grey-green strappy leaves. African Lily 'Arctic Star' 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. Like 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.

Common problems with Agapanthus 'Arctic Star'

How to harvest Agapanthus 'Arctic Star'

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 'Arctic Star'


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 'Arctic Star'

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.

Attracts birds

Other uses of Agapanthus 'Arctic Star'

Ornamental, containers, borders.


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