African lily 'Ben Hope' Agapanthus 'Ben Hope'

African lily 'Ben Hope'


'Ben Hope' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial to about 1.2m, with strap-shaped leaves and a dark sheen to the flower stems. Rounded heads of funnel-shaped, mid- to dark blue flowers are produced in mid- to late summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      African lily 'Ben Hope'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    In late autumn remove any remaining leaves, but seedheads can be left as they look attractive over winter

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division every three to four years in spring

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free but watch out for agapanthus gall midge

  • microbeDiseases

    A virus disease may be a problem