Agapanthus praecox ssp minimus 'Adelaide' / Dwarf Agapanthus / Nile Lily / Seeds

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Agapanthus praecox ssp minimus 'Adelaide' / Dwarf Agapanthus / Nile Lily / Seeds

A dwarf evergreen form of Agapanthus found near Adelaide in the Eastern Cape area of South Africa.  Plants have strap-like foliage and a long flowering season, with masses of bright blue flowers from June/July to September.  This Agapanthus grows 50-80cm in height when in flower and is well suited to a smaller garden and to growing in pots.  They are good cut flowers.

 

Agapanthus prefers a well drained soil in a sunny or partially shaded site, with plenty of water in the summer.  These are generally hardy in the UK (to about -10 degrees Celcius). The leaves may die back if frosted too hard but plants often survive and re-grow in spring.  Container plants can be brought into a greenhouse over winter.  


Pack of 20 seeds.  
Sow in spring or autumn. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy evergreen perennial (forms rhizomes) (RHS Hardiness 4)
Flowers June/July to September
Height 50 - 80cm
Spread 40 - 60cm
Conditions  Plant out in full sun to part shade and rich well-drained soil
Sow Sow in spring to autumn.  Sow in a deep tray of seed compost, and cover lightly with compost or vermiculite.  Keep at 15-18C and germination takes 4-6 weeks.  Keep the seedlings in the tray until the second season when they should be transferred into pots.   Plants generally flower in the third or fourth season.   
Grow The leaves are evergreen and remain on the plant in winter.  They may die down if heavily frosted, but better to protect plants from heavy frost.   Tidy up plants as needed.  Plants flower best if divided every four years divide after flowering and plants from this species will flower in the season after dividing.