Not your traditional hedge, but certainly used as a boundary in mass plantings because it’s hardy, disease free, cheap to propagate and does have a head of beautiful flowers in summer. They’re not, however, in keeping with most of the clean lines of today’s landscaping and housing designs, so make sure it’s going to suit your property.
If you really love the look of Agapanthus, especially in flower, but want a “real” hedge rather than a lower boundary, why not try using Agapanthus in conjunction with another hedge plant? There are miniature varieties of Agapanthus that can be used for this purpose too. Just make sure the informality isn’t going to look out of place with a formal hedge behind it.
Biggest Positive: Easy care, disease free
Biggest Negative: It’s really a boundary, rather than a hedge. Looks better mass planted rather than as a row.
|Name||Agapanthuis Orientalis||Nile Lily, African Lily|
|Leaf||New||Glossy Green Strappy|
|Old||Glossy Green Strappy|
|Flower||Colour||Blue or White|
|Size||Large held around a metre above the foliage|
|Time of Year||Summer|
|Ageing||No real problem but can look hagged in hot weather|