Hi All, I have seeds collected from Phormium, Agapanthus and Calla Lily but don't really know how to handle them for best germination. Should they be dried and…
Agapanthus genus (African lily). These are clump-forming perennials, some of which are evergreen with upright stems. The leaves are strap-shaped; the narrow-leaf forms are frost hardy and the broad leaf ones are half hardy. They will produce large umbels of bell to tubular-bell shaped or trumpet shaped flowers, that will bloom in shades of white, blue and purple. The seedheads are also ornamental.
Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous
The name Agapanthus comes from the Greek 'agape' - love; and 'anthos' - flower.
Ornamental, containers, borders.
Protect crowns in the winter with a mulch. Suitable for coastal conditions.
The plants will increase slowly but may be propagated by division in the spring. The plants may also be raised from seed in the autumn or spring (but cultivars will not come true from seed).
Slugs, snails and viruses may be a problem.
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