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Products > Agapanthus 'Elaine' PP7,303
 
Agapanthus 'Elaine' PP7,303 - Lily of the Nile

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agapanthus 'Elaine' PP7,303 (Lily of the Nile) - A phenomenally vigorous evergreen perennial (in mild climates) that makes a fast growing 3' tall clump of green strap-like leaves, topped in midsummer with dark violet blue 8" wide pompon heads of flowers on 50" tall stems. Evergreen in USDA zones 8 - 10. This plant is shorter with darker violet flowers in smaller clusters and has smaller paler green leaves than Agapanthus 'Ellemae'. It has exceptional vigor in its larger dense umbel of very dark blue-violet (Violet Blue Group 43A) flowers in combination with its very robust foliage. This sister seedling to Agapanthus Ellamae 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".  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agapanthus 'Elaine' PP7,303.
 
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