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Scientific Name: Agapanthus (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: ag-uh-PAN-thus
Common Name: African lily
Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, linear; florets funnel shaped with two large bracts where attached to the tall peduncle (the scape).
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa, Garden origin (x A. praecox)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Summer interest (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google. Most derived from A. praecox (an easy species to grow in most gardens). Images shown may include A. 'Cherry Holley' and Headbourne Hybrids.
African lily
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Umbel
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:6
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Purple, Violet, Blue, White, Pink
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: shiny black seeds

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Bulbs

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant
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