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Agapanthus orientalis 'Black Pantha' (Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile)

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Combating too much rain - 8 top tips
. Tips for the gardener on how to cope with lots of rain.

Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.

Find a plant for your garden or home. Search for plants and flowers visually, by name, flower colour and other attributes. Search for native plants, edible plants and popular exotics such as roses and petunias.

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Plant description

agapanthus orientalis black pantha flower

agapanthus orientalis black pantha

Agapanthus orientalis 'Black Pantha' is a decorative, hardy, herbaceous perennial plant. It flowers in summer, with large globe shaped heads of flowers of purple blue, and has the darkest of flowers of the agapanthus. The flowers last well as cut flowers. 'Black Pantha' is virtually sterile, making it a good landscaping choice, as it has a low weed problem. It can be mass planted, and is also a good specimen plant, for borders and containers.

Agapanthus are an easy care plant with few pests or diseases. They are drought resistant once established, and suit most soil types. They prefer a sunny position, and will also grow in a lightly shaded spot. Will tolerate some frost.

Propagation of agapanthus is by division of the rhizomatous clump

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, bees, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.0

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser applied in spring.

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