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Agapanthus praecox (Agapanthus, lily of the Nile, Aunt Aggie's pants)

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Plant description

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Agapanthus is a hardy bulbous perennial plant with long, strappy, glossy leaves. It bears large umbels of flowers in summer. There are dwarf varieties that can be used for borders, as well as large varieties.

Agapanthus are very low maintenance plants, and will survive and flower through droughts. They are rarely troubled by pests or diseases. They will seed prolifically, but the seed doesn't travel far, and is not attractive to birds.

Agapanthus are native to South Africa. There are about ten species, some evergreen and some deciduous.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Blue, white
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Honey-eaters.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6-7.5

Diseases

Mealy bugs

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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