Scientific name: Agapanthus
Higher classification: Liliaceae
Lower classifications: Agapanthus inapertus, Agapanthus africanus
Agapanthus, a beautiful large strappy leaved plant that has gorgeous long flower spikes that bloom into lovely balls of colour. All mine are in pots as it gets a little cold here and I need to protect them from the frost. In the south of the UK they can be planted in the ground if they are protected over the winter months. I put mine into the greenhouse and the two larger ones into a covered area. Once planted they need very little looking after apart from occasionally the removal of a dead leaf or two. If they are in pots they prefer to be snug but not over cramped and will flower much better. Frost damage or fungus will prevent them from flowering. If affected by fungus it is easier to replace rather than treat. There are evergreen versions too as well as plants that will loose their foliage. The evergreen tend to be more prone to frost damage and will need protecting. Either cover the base with straw and the use of a fleece to protect the plant leaves.
Very popular with Bees which is important for pollination. Agapanthus need to be in full sun to fully benefit from the beautiful flower blooms. Generally in Blue and White. Propagate by division is the easiest way to get more plants, Divide early in the season but don't divide too much as this will inhibit flowering. Large clumps should only be divided every few years.
Apapanthus is one of my favorites and I hope you enjoy the pictures that are here. Thank you for taking the time to read and i hope that it is helpful. If you have any questions then feel free to ask.
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.