- A hardy African Lily with rich, dark evergreen strap-shaped leaves, forming a compact clump.
- Large globes of pure white and royal blue flowers are held on stout stems.
- Easy to grow in full sun and free draining soil and pots.
Urban Jungle’s best seller of 2022, a stunning agapanthus with compact basal rosettes of broad and stout strap-shaped deciduous leaves, with a dark healthy green colour, giving the plant a solid visual impact at its base. The thick and sturdy flowering stems emerge in midsummer and provide excellent support for the flowers, elevating them well above the foliage, which forms a lush, dense, slowly spreading clump, about 25cm tall, beneath the profusion of blooms.
The pure white, large globe-shaped flowers are composed of many trumpet-shaped blooms with exquisite royal blue markings at their throats, extending and gradually fading to halfway up each tubular bloom. The petals flare widely, showing off the protruding white stamens with golden pollen at their tips. ‘Twister’ generates numerous flowering stems, resulting in a continuous succession of blooms that can last for well over a month. After flowering, large green seed pods develop, gradually maturing to a tan colour, contributing to an architectural display that extends into late autumn.
Few plants encapsulate the essence of Mediterranean style as effectively as the African Lily. Its upright blooms infuse an architectural statement into any garden style, making it equally fitting for contemporary, coastal, and traditional English gardens. The bright and rich coloration of this variety contrasts perfectly with dark foliage such as Phormium ‘Black Velvet’ and Ophiopogon.
For optimal growth, plant this agapanthus in full sun and well-draining soil. It also excels in pots. To safeguard the large fleshy bulbs during harsh winters, consider applying a protective mulch.
Height and spread after 2 – 5 years 50cm x 40cm.