Flowering/fruiting month: Late Spring - Late Summer
0.5-1 metres height
0.1-0.5 metres spread
Description: Plants grown as A. africanus are evergreen perennials with strap-shaped leaves and erect stems to 0.8m, bearing umbels of deep blue, trumpet-shaped flowers in summer.
Care: Grow in a container of moist but well-drained compost and position in full sun. Water during the growing season and liquid feed monthly from spring to flowering. Over the winter, bring container under cover. Propagate by division every 3 to 4 years in spring. No need to cut down in the autumn, as the seedheads look attractive over winter.