Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’

African lily

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Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’ is a stunning cultivar renowned for its large, showy flower heads and lush foliage. Featuring robust stems reaching heights of up to 1.5 metres, this perennial beauty produces striking clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of pale blue and white.

Its blooms stand out against the backdrop of strappy, dark green leaves, creating a captivating display in garden borders or containers. ‘Queen Mum’ is prized for its long flowering period, typically blooming from mid to late summer, attracting pollinators and adding a touch of elegance to any landscape with its regal presence and graceful charm.


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Origin: Cultivar of horticultural origin, genus native to Southern Africa
Genus: Agapanthus
Species / Cultivar: 'Queen Mum'
Common Name: African lily
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: Low
Will grow in a drier position and is unlikely to need regular watering once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 1-1.5m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy
Survives unprotected in an average winter. May need protection in extreme long frosts.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.
Lifecycle: Perennial
This plant is persistant and does not die off after flowering. It will return each season indefinitely, if provided with suitable growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Agapanthus ‘Queen Mum’ thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade. Regular watering during the growing season encourages optimal growth and flowering. This cultivar typically reaches a height and spread of 1-1.5 metres, forming clumps of lush foliage topped with impressive flower spikes.

To maintain its vigour and enhance blooming, deadhead spent flowers and apply a balanced fertiliser in spring. ‘Queen Mum’ is a low-maintenance plant once established, adding a touch of sophistication to garden borders, beds, or containers with its stunning blooms and architectural foliage.

Expert Tip

The fleshy roots are sensitive to frost so apply a thick layer of mulch in the autumn to protect from the cold.


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