Stunning Agapanthus Plants For Your Garden

Stunning Agapanthus Plants For Your Garden

Agapanthus plants are perennial flowering plants that are blooms in shades of white, blue and purple. Indigenous to South Africa, agapanthus plants are known by different names, like African Lily, African Blue Lily and Lily of the Nile. Today, agapanthus is a plant of choice for the gardens all across the globe. Agapanthus propagation is done by separating the tuberous root clumps after the flowering season is over. As cold winter arrives, the fleshy rhizomes are dug from flower garden for overwintering purpose. Regarding how to divide agapanthus plants, the leafy part is first trimmed above the ground level. Using a spade or other suitable garden tool, loosen the soil away from the stem and several inches deep into the soil. Then, lift the stem portion carefully with the help of a garden trowel. Separate the rhizomes into smaller clumps, making sure that each clump has a sprout and healthy roots.

In hot climatic areas, planting of agapanthus is done immediately after dividing the rhizomes. For colder regions, wait till spring season, when the temperature is favorable for growing these perennial flowers. Agapanthus plants grow best in fertile, moist and well-drained soil types. Select sunlit areas in the yard, and dig planting holes (2-inch deep and 4-inch wide). Place one rhizome section in each of the hole, and cover the root portion with soil.

Agapanthus Plants As Border In The Garden

Agapanthus Plants As Border In The Garden

Agapanthus species are native to South Africa from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape.

Garden Edging With Purple Agapanthus Plants

Garden Edging With Purple Agapanthus Plants

Agapanthus plants produce clusters of violet or blue flowers, right from late spring to summer.

Garden With Blue Flowering Agapanthus Plants

Garden With Blue Flowering Agapanthus Plants

Agapanthus is a group of 10 species of flowering plants. Agapanthus are herbaceous perennials, which means the plants have succulent green stems and live in excess of two years.

Garden With Border And White Agapanthus Plants

Garden With Border And White Agapanthus Plants

The flowers of the Agapanthus genus are funnel-shaped and tend to grow in large, round clusters at the end of thick stems measuring from 2 feet (0.6 m) to 4 feet (1.2 m).

Garden With Gravels And Agapanthus Plants

Garden With Gravels And Agapanthus Plants

Agapanthus (African lily) are summer-flowering perennial plants, grown for their showy flowers, commonly in shades of blue and purple, but also white and pink.

Backyard Garden With Grasses And Agapanthus Plants

Backyard Garden With Grasses And Agapanthus Plants

The plants prefer shaded areas that offer some protection from the hot sun in their natural habitat, but these species thrive in cooler climates in sunny environments with well-drained, moisture-retaining, fertile soil and can also be grown in containers.

Garden With Gravels And Agapanthus Plants Blue And Yellow Flower

Garden With Gravels And Agapanthus Plants Blue And Yellow Flower

Agapanthus are popular with gardeners for the vibrant showy flowers the species produce in summer.

Modern Backyard Garden With Boxwood And Agapanthus Plants

Modern Backyard Garden With Boxwood And Agapanthus Plants

To improve the performance and production of the plants, fertilizer can be added weekly or fortnightly during the growing season.

Outdoor Garden With Agapanthus Plants Featured Blue Flowers

Outdoor Garden With Agapanthus Plants Featured Blue Flowers

Agapanthus varieties should be watered regularly during the growing season in dry areas but should be watered only sparingly during the winter months.

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