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Products > Agapanthus 'Ellamae'
 
Agapanthus 'Ellamae' - Royal Ama (TM) Agapanthus

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Flower Color: Dark Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Agapanthus 'Royal Ama' TM]
Parentage: (Agapanthus africanus x A. praecox ssp. orientalis)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agapanthus 'Ellamae' (Royal Ama Agapanthus) - A deciduous to semi-deciduous perennial that makes a large clump of green strap-like leaves with dark blue-violet flowers in umbels atop 66" tall stems in midsummer with large dark blue flowers in summer. Best in full sun to part shade, with moderate water. This sister hybrid to 'Elaine' was a California's LA State and County Arboretum 1990 introduction that was a hybrid developed by Archie A. Amate from Huntington Beach in 1978. Mr. Amate noted that the plants he was working with were Agapanthus africanus and A. praecox ssp. orientalis but said that "the seed and pollen parents can not be identified with certainty". Hardy to 20 degrees F. Compared to A. 'Storm Cloud', it is a larger more robust plant with larger-wider leaves and taller stems and larger flowers. Compared to 'Elaine' this plant has taller flowers that are bluer (less violet) with wider and deeper green foliage that droops over. This plant received US Plant Patent PP7,297 which has since expired.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agapanthus 'Ellamae'.
 
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