Fynbos Agapanthus, Dwarf Agapanthus, Kleinbloulelie (Afr.)
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Agapanthus africanus is a fast-growing plant that propagates through rhizomes. Agapanthus species are one of South Africa's best-known garden plants, although mostly the bigger evergreen Agapanthus praecox are grown. The dwarf variety grows naturally in selected winter rainfall areas. Fire or fire smoke stimulates profuse flowering. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
Harvest seeds after flowering (when the capsules have dried out). Cut flower stalks during flower for a beautiful display in a vase.
Sowing time during autumn - and sow 1.5 times deeper than the seed size. Germination time is less than 2 months.
The best time to lift and divide agapanthus is late March after they have finished flowering. Evergreen varieties should be divided once every four years.
Lift and divide the rhizomes after flowering in autumn.
Attracts useful insects
Attract insects like bees and butterflies.
Nectar-loving birds visit as well as insect-eating birds that feast on the pollinators!
Easily grows in a good sized pot.
Rhizomes serve to be a valuable water store in dry times.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Pretty low growing Agapanthus plant to use as edging to borders. A versatile plant which suits a range of sites from urban city courtyards to informal coastal gardens in containers or wall-side borders.
Botrytis rot, a fungal disease, can be treated by spraying the buds with fungicide before and after they have opened. Snails are best dealt with by picking them off by hand when you spot them or invite ducks to help control.