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Agapanthus inapertus

Family: Agapanthaceae (Agapanthus family)

Common names: Drooping Agapanthus; Drakensberg Agapanthus (E); Bloulelie (A); Hlakahla (Sw);

Native to: Southern Africa
Bulb, Groundcover, Perennial
A striking agapanthus with a compact head of drooping dark blue flowers.

Agapanthus inapertus

EVERGREEN

DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

1.5m x 0.4m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Agapanthus inapertus

DESCRIPTION

An attractive deciduous or evergreen perennial bulbous groundcover.   The leaves sprout from the base and are arranged in a fan-like formation.  They are often arching and grooved.  It bears a compact cluster of dark blue drooping tubular flowers.  The flowers are borne on erect stalks that are up to 2m tall.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Forest margin, grasslands and mountains.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts insects.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately in growing season.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance.
LANDSCAPING USES
Used extensively for mass planting or a mixed border.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Country, Formal, Grassland, Woodland
PESTS & DISEASES
Agapanthus plants have few pests. The plant recovers from the occasional attack and only in extreme cases should poisons be required to control pests. Snails can be seen finding refuge under the leaves but they do not actually feed on the plants.

One Response

  1. They die down in winter but are stunning when they flower. One planted do not disturb as the swathe gets bigger each year.
    Ian

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