Cape Agapanthus Overview
Agapanthus africanus is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial, bearing umbels of trumpet-shaped deep blue flowers on long stalks, in summer. Its leaves are narrow, erect and strap-like. One of the smaller agapanthus species, it is native to South Africa where fire or fire smoke is said to stimulate profuse flowering. Also known as the Cape Agapanthus, amongst other names, Agapanthus africanus likes moist, well-drained soil and a sunny position. It needs a sheltered position - away from cold winds and rain - to thrive. A white cultivar - Agapanthus 'Albus' - is also available. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.