Varieties Of Agapanthus: What Are The Types Of Agapanthus Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, http://www.summitspringsgardenwriting.com Also known as African lily or lily of the Nile, agapanthus is a summer-blooming perennial that produces big, showy flowers in shades of familiar sky blue, as well as numerous shades of purple, pink and white. If you haven’t yet tried your hand at growing this hardy, drought-tolerant plant, the many different types of agapanthus on the market are bound to pique your curiosity. Read on to learn more about species and varieties of agapanthus. Varieties of Agapanthus Here are the most common types of agapanthus plants: Agapanthus orientalis (syn. Agapanthus praecox) is the most common type of agapanthus. This evergreen plant produces wide, arching leaves and stems that reach heights of 4 to 5 feet. Varieties include white flowering types such as ‘Albus,’ blue varieties like ‘Blue Ice,’ and double forms such as ‘Flore Pleno.’ Agapanthus campanulatus is a

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