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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. 

This information about Agapanthus 'Ellamae' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.