Queen Mum Agapanthus
Agapanthus praecox 'PMN06'
Queen Mum Agapanthus flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 4 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8
Other Names: Lily of the Nile, African Lily
This variety produces a mound of luxurious narrow green foliage; long lasting, elegant white flowers with blue eyes appear in summer on tall stems; perfect as an accent plant in the garden or massed along borders
Queen Mum Agapanthus features bold clusters of white trumpet-shaped flowers with royal blue throats rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive creamy white flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Queen Mum Agapanthus is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Queen Mum Agapanthus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Queen Mum Agapanthus will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Queen Mum Agapanthus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.