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Agapanthus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ag-ah-PAN-thus
Description

Primarily used as a container plant but can be grown as a border plant; prefers well-drained soil. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

 

Light: Full-AM Sun

Space: 8 in. (20 cm)

Depth: Cover 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Organ: Fleshy rhizome

Hardiness: Semi-hardy: injured below 28 degrees F (-2 degrees C)

Cultivars:
  • A. africanus - moderately salt tolerant
  • 'Albus'
  • 'Blue Baby'
  • 'Blue Triumphator'
  • 'Donau'
  • 'Elaine'
Tags:
#white#pink#sun#bulb#full sun#summer#blue#summer bulb#white flowers#container plant#pink flowers#white flower#blue flowers#border#lily#pink flower#summer flowers#African lily#bulbs#deer resistant#rhizomes
Cultivars:
  • A. africanus - moderately salt tolerant
  • 'Albus'
  • 'Blue Baby'
  • 'Blue Triumphator'
  • 'Donau'
  • 'Elaine'
Tags:
#white#pink#sun#bulb#full sun#summer#blue#summer bulb#white flowers#container plant#pink flowers#white flower#blue flowers#border#lily#pink flower#summer flowers#African lily#bulbs#deer resistant#rhizomes
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agapanthus
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
    Bulb Storage:
    Two overwintering systems are available. They are: (1) Leave fleshy rhizomes in container with slightly moist planting medium and place at 35-41 degrees F (2-5 degrees C). (2) Place container in cool (35-41 degrees F or 2-5 degrees C) greenhouse and water sparingly during the winter. Return to growing area in spring.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer