Agapanthus orientalis – ‘Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus orientalis – ‘Lily of the Nile’

Agapanthus orientalis is a dynamic evergreen perennial with white plump roots which spread to I meter. The wide straps like leaves are glossy and green and grow to sixty centimeters in length. The big clusters of this plant are most of the time two hundred millimeters in diameter. In the general class the flower is clear blue, however there’s a white form and also dwarf varieties. This is an excellent backdrop or focal shrubs which will grow nearly anywhere, in dry banks or full sun or beneath tree in shade. .

Height: 1.5m high

Uses: It can be utilized as accents in a small garden or patio. It is also widely used in garden landscape.

Planting tips: This plant prefers complete sun to half shade. Throughout hot climate it requires regular watering. In fact, it’ll grow well in an extensive range of soil though it prefers rich organic soil.

Soil type: It performs well in rich organic and well drained soil

Pruning: It can be pruned in winter and spring for the best possible result. However, you should use properly maintained pruning tools.

Watering: It requires regular watering in the dryer season, so you must be careful about it. You should keep in mind not to over water it.

Pests and problems: There are no serious pests problems reported yet. However you should be careful if any problem arisen. You can consult an expert before spraying any pesticides in it.

Climate: Australia wide

 

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