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African Lily - Agapanthus praecox

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African Lily African Lily - Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis dylan Bristol 31 Aug 2023, 6:48 p.m. 31 Aug 2023, 5:36 p.m.

Species Description

A popular plant in gardens and widely grown. Other names include: Blue Lily, Lily of the Nile.

Stace 4:

Agapanthus praecox Willd. - African Lily.

Plant forming dense clump; stems to 1m; terete; leaves 20-70 x 1.5-5.5cm; perianth 26-50mm; stamens at least as long as perianth; (2n=32). Neophyte-naturalised; well naturalised on sandy soil by sea in Scilly, scarcely so elsewhere in South England, Channel Islands and Isle of Man; South Africa. Our plant is ssp. orientalis (F.M. Leight.) F.M. Leight.

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