Agapanthus, White-Flowered African Lily, White Lily of the Nile 'Bressingham White'

Agapanthus africanus

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agapanthus (ag-uh-PANTH-us) (Info)
Species: africanus (af-ri-KAHN-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Bressingham White

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

CARLOTTA, California

Bartow, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Orange Park, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Seffner, Florida

Hahira, Georgia

West Monroe, Louisiana

Alvin, Texas

San Antonio, Texas(2 reports)

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 18, 2002, Baa wrote:

A white form of A. africanus from South Africa.

Beautiful, many flowered, rounded umbels of white trumpet shaped flowers in late summer. The petals may have a slightly darker back. Leaves are mainly evergreen but can also be semi-evergreen, long and strap like in appearance.

Only hardy down to 5F and will need winter cover in frost prone areas.

These will not come true from garden seeds.

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