African Lily
(Agapanthus praecox subsp. Orientalis)

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Agapanthus sp

Often used for massed planting to define a path or road as it has a very regular form. The leaves are iris-like and green in colour. Flowers range from violet to blue to white in colour and are borne in winter and spring extending into summer. Agapanthus grows between about 70cm to 100cm high. This is not a declared weed in Australia but has weed potential in NSW, Victoria and SA. It is very tough and should be planted with care. Seed capsules should be removed if concerned about weed potential.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost, Wind, Salt
Regions
Wagga Wagga (Water Wise), Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Summer
Colours
Green, Blue, White, Purple
Gardens
Central Highlands Garden, Habitat plants