African Lily

Agapanthus spp.

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The genus Agapanthus contains 6-10 species of herbaceous perennial summer-blooming plants. They typically have vertical stems bearing umbels of tubular trumpet or bell-shaped flowers ranging in colour from deep blue to purple, pink or white. Some species are evergreen. This genus is native to Southern Africa and best grown in full sun and well-draining soil. Agapanthus species are one of South Africa's best-known garden plants it is usually the bigger, evergreen Agapanthus praecox that is most commonly grown.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

South Africa

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Chalk, Clay

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, Blue, White

Scent

Mild

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