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Products > Agapanthus 'Gold Strike' PP20,650
 
Agapanthus 'Gold Strike' PP20,650 - Gold Strike Lily of the Nile
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Blue & White
Bloomtime: Summer
Parentage: [Agapanthus inapertus hybrid)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Agapanthus 'Gold Strike' PP20,650 (Gold Strike Lily of the Nile) - A colorful compact evergreen variegated Lilly of the Nile with clumps of gold and green variegated foliage to 16 inches tall and topped in mid-summer with 24 inch tall dark stems holding deep blue buds that open to elegant picotee dark blue & pale bluish-white (nearly white) striped flowers. This plant is a very striking plant in or out of bloom and would be great as a mass planting, as a groundcover, or in the border or as a specimen container plant. As with other Agapanthus this plant is fairly care free and relatively drought tolerant. Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate occasionally to regularly for best performance. Hardy and evergreen to 15 to 20 F and evergreen above 20F. This plant was selected by New Zealand Plantsman Ian Gear of Heritage Horticulture, Hamilton, New Zealand. According to Wim Snoeijer in “Agapanthus: A Revision of the Genus” (Timber Press, 2004) this plant, was originally named GeaGold. It was discovered by Mr Gear in 1990 in a group of Agapanthus inapertus hybrids and acquired New Zealand Plant Breeders Rights number HOM054 on October 5, 1995. These rights were asserted by Lyndale Intellectual Properties in New Zealand on 4/23/2008 and the plant received U.S. Plant Patent PP20,650 in January 2010. It is being marketed in the US by PlantHaven. We first saw this beautiful plant at the PlantHaven Pack Trial display in Carpinteria, CA in March 2009. The images we have of this plant were shot in this display.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agapanthus 'Gold Strike' PP20,650.