Common name: White Agapanthus
Origin: South Africa
Height at maturity: 1 meter
Exposure: sunny but supports partial shade
Plant type: herbaceous plant
Flower color: white
Soil type: rich draining soil
Use: in the garden, isolated, pot
Diseases and pests: snails, slugs
Toxicity: poisonous plant
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Agapanthus is a herbaceous plant native to South Africa. It produces stems 1 meter high at the end of which appears an umbel inflorescence*.
The flowers of the Alba variety produce graceful white flowers which are honey producing. The stems of the plant are surrounded by a multitude of leaves about fifty centimeters long and 2 to 3 centimeters wide.
- has a lifespan of 75 years;
- is very robust;
- has strong roots that can break concrete;
- withstands freezing down to -15°C;
- the wind;
- does excessively well in a draining and rich soil but it will tolerate poor soils as well.
It is advisable to protect the foot of the agapanthus with a mulch the first two winters of the plant installed in the ground outside.
* The umbel is a simple inflorescence in which the flower stalks are all inserted at the same point on the stem, and the flowers are all arranged on the same spherical surface.