Agapanthus campanulatus

Agapanthus campanulatus

Common Names

Bell Agapanthus (english)
Bloulelie (afrikaans)
leta-laphofu (sesotho)
ubani (zulu)
ugebeleweni (xhosa)


Genus Agapanthus
Species campanulatus
SA Plant Number
Basionym Agapanthus campanulatus


Agapanthus campanulatus is a very hardy, deciduous, clump forming perennial with green to grey-green, strap-shaped leaves produced on a stem-like base.

It has umbels of pale to deep blue flowers with a darker stripe on each petal. Inflorescences are carried at the end of long stems from December to March (If you visit Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve in Gauteng, look out for them blooming in amongst the rocks).

The rhizomes and roots are used traditionally and as a protective charm.

As they are deciduous, plant in clumps in an evergreen, mixed herbaceous border. Although they are winter dormant they do tolerate water in winter. Plant in full sun in rich, well-drained soil.

Size: up to 1m




Rhizomes and roots are believed to be a lucky charm


Beautiful addition to a Highveld grassland or meadow garden. Also makes a lovely container subject.


Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga


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