Agapanthus


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Agapanthus

 

a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the family Liliaceae. The plants have a short, creeping rhizome and thick, fleshy roots. Five species from South Africa are frequently grown in rooms and greenhouses. The African lily (Agapanthus umbellatus ) is widespread in the USSR. It has ribbonlike grooved leaves and pretty blue flowers arranged in an umbellate inflorescence on top of a long floriferous shoot.

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2 -- color) Experts agree Lily of the Nile, or agapanthus, is overused and doesn't belong in residential gardens.
Agapanthus africanus blue produces trumpet-shaped, deep blue flowers in late summer.
GETTING STARTED: Agapanthus is actually a bulb, but many don't realize it because it's usually purchased as a mature plant in one-gallon pots in July.
To prevent mealy bugs from nesting, thin out your clumps of agapanthus on a regular basis.
Most of the large-flowered evergreen varieties we grow now in tubs and containers are forms of Agapanthus praecox - a tougher, easier plant.
Perennials may be divided at this time, whether they be day lilies, agapanthus, shasta daisies, gazanias, periwinkle (Vinca major), or yarrow (Achillea).
PURE THEATRE Their striking heads of blue flowers are B Lots of our agapanthus stay in the ground all year round.
Orders over pounds 40 will receive six free Agapanthus Blue worth pounds 11.
They propagate themselves by rhizomes - the same propagation structures found in bearded irises and Agapanthus (lily-of-the-Nile) - and will persist for years in the pond.
The variety on offer - Agapanthus 'Queen Mum' - produces heads 20cm across, made up of clusters of trumpetshaped white flowers with a blue base.
Orders worth over pounds 40 will receive six free Agapanthus Blue Peter, worth pounds 11.
Just like agapanthus and irises, the most familiar rhizomatous plants, Salvia uglinosa will happily spread itself throughout a sunny - or even half-sunny - garden bed.