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Agapanthus africanus 'Summer Gold'

Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Species: africanus (af-ri-KAHN-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Gold
Additional cultivar information: (PP10866, aka Hinag)
Hybridized by Mendoza; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1997

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DDBye On May 7, 2011, DDBye from Houston
United States wrote:

Flower is medium blue

Positive Joy On Nov 14, 2008, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I grow this plant in a large container in my Zone 8b garden. In the winter, I move the container to an unheated shed where it remains dormant until spring.
It does very well here with winter protection.

Neutral pokerboy On Jan 29, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

Often grown as a variegated border foliage plant. pokerboy.

Neutral palmbob On Mar 30, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

THis is an attractive plant- yellowy leaves with green stripes down the middle, but I find them touchy and difficult.. .and the snails REALLY love this one. I saw them at a local nursery last weekend and they were selling like hotcakes... so hope they work out for everyone. They seem to tolerate full, hot summer sun here despite the variegation... in fact, they seem to deal with sun even better than green- leaf varieties.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Bernardino, California
Westminster, California
Kalama, Washington

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