Agapanthus is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant family Amaryllidaceae. The family is in the monocot order Asparagales. Agapanthus is commonly known as "Lily of the Nile", but it is not a lily and all of the species are native to South Africa from the cape to the Limpopo River.
A deciduous agapanthus also known as the bell Agapanthus. From the Drakensberg, this is a good choice for gardeners in cold areas who struggle to grow evergreen agapanthus. Campanulatus is deciduous, growing in spring - summer and dormant during winter. It is a clump-forming perennial, growing 0.4 to 1 m tall. The slender, glossy green or greyish-green, strap-like leaves narrow to a distinct purplish stem-like base and it produces 6-12 leaves per plant. Umbels of 10 to 30, pale to deep blue flowers with a darker blue stripe are presented on a long flower stalk in mid- to late summer (Dec-Mar).
USDA Climate Zone - 7
Season to Sow - Spring
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