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Agapanthus is a fast-growing, evergreen perennial that forms a neat clump. The strappy, mid-green leaves arch gracefully and form a lush green groundcover. The blue or white tubular flowers are borne in dense clusters on a long stalk up to 1.2m tall. They are long-lasting and trouble free. Whether mass-planted, or mixed with other plants, they never cease to create a striking impact. The spent flower heads can be left on the plant to allow it to self-seed. As they dry, the ‘pin-cushion’ like heads become golden brown and add an artistic element to the garden. The plant will tolerate moderate frost. The leaves will burn if affected, but will quickly recover in summer. This is a popular plant which is favoured worldwide and many hybrid varieties have been cultivated to ensure longer-lasting flowers in a variety of colours.
Joffe, Pitta, 2012, Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants, Second Edition, Britza Publications, ISBN: 978-1-875093-99-1