African lily 'Castle of Mey' Agapanthus 'Castle of Mey'

African lily 'Castle of Mey'


'Castle of Mey' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial, to about 70cm high, with mid-green, strap-like foliage. Rounded umbels of lavender-blue, funnel-shaped flowers, each with a darker blue midrib, appear from mid-summer to mid-autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      African lily 'Castle of Mey'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 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

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

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division every three to four years in spring

  • insectPests

    Watch out for agapanthus gall midge

  • microbeDiseases

    A virus disease may be a problem