Agapanthus inapertus

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 120-150 cm (3.9-4.9 ft)
Flower Colors: blue
Climate: summer rain climate

Agapanthus inapertus P.Beauv. is a deciduous species occurring naturally in open grassland and on forest margins in Mpumalanga, northern KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Northern Province, South Africa, Eswatini, and Mozambique. Growing to 1.5 m, this species is noted for its strongly tubular pendulous flowers, typically deep blue with some cultivars reaching an almost navy blue intensity. Although it is dormant in winter, it tolerates dry and wet conditions during that time. There are four subspecies: Agapanthus inapertus ssp. inapertus, Agapanthus inapertus ssp. intermedius F.M.Leight., Agapanthus inapertus ssp. parviflorus F.M.Leight., and Agapanthus inapertus ssp. pendulus (L.Bolus) F.M.Leight. More information about this species can be found on this link to the South African National Biodiversity Institute's web page. The photo was taken by Jamie Vande who reported his plants had handled freezing temperatures to -8 °C without a problem.

Agapanthus inapertus, Jamie Vande

Agapanthus inapertus subsp. pendulus'Graskop' is a cultivar with a compact head of drooping, dark violet blue flowers. More info on this most amazing cultivar can be found at link. The photo from Rogan Roth was taken in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town.

Agapanthus inapertus 'Graskop', Rogan Roth

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