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Agapanthus

Agapanthus, also known as the Lily of the Nile and the African Lily, is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae in the Amaryllidaceae family. It is comprised of six to ten species, but only four are generally cultivated including A. africanusA. praecoxA. orientalis, and A. inapertus. These beautiful flowers are normally found in shades of blue, purple, white and bicolored. Plants can be evergreen or deciduous depending on the species. Use our guides down below to grow your own spectacular specimens. New to agapanthus flowers? Start here.

How to Grow and Care for Agapanthus Flowers

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Nothing cheers the heart like a border of blue, white, and violet-hued agapanthus. Even better, some of these beauties have evergreen foliage, providing year-round texture to the garden. if you want to enjoy these beauties in your flower borders, learn how to grow and care for agapanthus with this guide. Read more now.

How to Care for Agapanthus Plants in Winter

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If you’re a gardener in Zones 6 through 9 and you’re growing agapanthus, you may be wondering how to keep the plant alive during cold winter months. Does it matter if your agapanthus is deciduous or evergreen? Should you pot the plant and bring it indoors? In this guide, we answer all this and more. Read more now.

How to Identify and Treat Agapanthus Diseases

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Agapanthus are easygoing, robust plants that don’t typically succumb to disease. However, in some cases they may become infected by fungi and water molds, generally as a result of poor growing conditions. Learn how to diagnose and treat the most common agapanthus diseases in this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Agapanthus Flowers in Containers

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If you love the tall, bright, globe-like flowers and strappy foliage of agapanthus plants but don’t have room in your garden, why not grow them in containers instead? These easy-care plants make a bold statement on your porch, patio, deck, or courtyard garden. Learn how to grow agapanthus in pots in this guide.

25 of the Best Agapanthus Varieties for Your Garden

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If you want to grow tall, dazzling clusters of color why not plant agapanthus in your flower beds? These beauties are available in a diverse array of shades in blue, purple, and white. Some boast trumpet-shaped upright blossoms while others resemble pendulous bluebells. Discover 25 of the best agapanthus varieties now.