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Agapanthus campanulatus - F.M.Leight.                
                 
Common Name
Family Alliaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grassy and rocky places, often amongst bracken, and in moist peaty soil at low elevations[187].
Range S. Africa - Natal and N. Cape province.
Edibility Rating  
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary       

Physical Characteristics       
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Agapanthus campanulatus is an evergreen Bulb growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms
A. umbellatus. pro parte
Agapanthus campanulatus


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Agapanthus campanulatus
   
Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses                                         
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Cardiac;  Stomachic.

Cardiac, stomachic[61].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details                                         
Succeeds in most soils[175] but it prefers a light very well-drained porous soil with plenty of leaf-mould[200]. Requires plenty of moisture during the growing season but it needs to be kept dry in the winter[1, 200]. Another report says that it is drought resistant when established[190]. It only flowers freely when growing in a very sunny position[175]. Plants succeed in maritime gardens[233]. The rhizomes are best planted only just below soil level - a mulch of gravel or stone chips will help to keep the crown of the plant free from excess moisture[282]. Plants are probably hardy to about -15°c[187], but are best if given a good mulch should temperatures lower than -5°c occur[200]. Some plants growing in Essex have their leaves killed by the first frosts of the autumn but the clumps are unharmed[190]. Hybridizes very freely with other members of this genus - some botanists say there is only one very variable species of Agapanthus[200]. A number of named varieties have been selected for their ornamental value[187]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. The flowering stems lean towards the sun[175].
                                                                                 
Propagation                                         
Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe[200], it can also be sown in a greenhouse in March/April[133]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 18°c[133], do not sow it too thickly so that it is possible to grow the seedlings on in their pot without disturbing them for their first year of growth. Give occasional liquid feeds to make sure they do not become nutrient deficient. Divide the seedlings up into individual pots in the spring following germination, grow them on for a further year in the greenhouse and then plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Seedlings take 2 - 3 years to flower[133]. Division of offsets in April/May. Do not move plants between October and March[175]. Division is very easy in the growing season, the divisions can be planed straight out into their permanent positions if required.
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F.M.Leight.
                                                                                 
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