Agapanthus praecox

Agapanthus praecox is an evergreen plant from the southeastern Cape growing in stony slopes and grassland from the southeastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal. It can be quite tall and has white to medium blue flowers with stamens as long as the tepals. The first three photos taken by Cameron McMaster in the Eastern Cape. Photos 4-6 below taken by Cameron McMaster and Bob Rutemoeller of a wild population at Satansnek Pass in the Eastern Cape. Plants were blooming with Crocosmia masoniorum.

Agapanthus praecox Mt. Thomas, Cameron McMasterAgapanthus praecox Mt. Thomas, Cameron McMasterAgapanthus praecox massed, Cameron McMasterAgapanthus praecox, Crocosmia masoniorum, Satansnek, Cameron McMasterAgapanthus praecox, Crocosmia masoniorum, Satansnek, Bob RutemoellerAgapanthus praecox, Crocosmia masoniorum, Satansnek, Bob Rutemoeller

Photo 1-4 from Mary Sue Ittner. The first was taken at Glen Avon where it was growing high on the rocks with a cyrtanthus species January 2010. Photos 2-4 were taken at Gaika's Kop January 2010. Photos 5-6 taken by Christopher Whitehouse January 2012 also at Gaika's Kop.

Agapanthus praecox with Cyrtanthus sp., Glen Avon, Mary Sue IttnerAgapanthus praecox, Gaika's Kop, Mary Sue IttnerAgapanthus praecox, Gaika's Kop, Mary Sue IttnerAgapanthus praecox, Gaika's Kop, Mary Sue IttnerAgapanthus praecox, Gaika's Kop, Christopher WhitehouseAgapanthus praecox, Gaika's Kop, Christopher Whitehouse

Photo below by Paul Tyerman of a plant in Australia that was labeled Agapanthus africanus but is likely to be A. praecox instead or a hybrid.

Agapanthus sp., Paul Tyerman
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