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PlantFiles: White Agapanthus, White Lily of the Nile, White African Lily
Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis 'Albiflorus'

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Family: Agapanthaceae
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Species: praecox subsp. orientalis
Cultivar: Albiflorus

Synonym:Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis var. albiflorus

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is fire-retardant
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral htop On Dec 28, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. In cultivation, it is sometimes referred to as Agapanthus praecox 'Albaflorus'. According to Wim SnoeijerIt in his book Agapanthus: A Revision of the Genus, (Timber Press: 2004, p. 211) '(i)t is very varible in shape and habitus." A native of Africa, It has become naturalized in California.

Regional...

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

Marianna, Florida
Lubbock, Texas
Edmonds, Washington



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