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Products > Agapanthus Twister ['AMBIC001'] PP25,519
Agapanthus Twister ['AMBIC001'] PP25,519 - Twister Lily of the Nile

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue & White
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 Twister ['AMBIC001'] PP25,519 - A medium size semi-deciduous Agapanthus 2 foot tall clumps of semi-glossy 3/4 inch wide leaves by 1 foot long leaves and in mid to late summer (July to September) produces stalks to nearly 4 feet topped with a 6 to 8 inch wide umbel of flowers on long thin pedicels. The flowers start as cream to white buds with a hint of violet-blue at their bases and open to displays1 1/2 inch wide trumpet shaped flowers that have pure white petals atop a dark blue violet base - quite showy! Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate regularly to occasionally. Hardy and to 15-20 F and possibly lower with a good mulch cover. This plant come from a breeding program conducted by Quinton Bean of De Wet Aloe Farm in Linbro Park, Johannesburg, South Africa and is the result of a second generation cross in 2006 between siblings of a previous cross between the large evergreen Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis and the smaller and deciduous Agapanthus campanulatus, which typically has dark pendant flowers. It was selected and named 'AMBIC001' in July 2008 as the single unique plant among the resulting seedlings from this cross because of it exhibited a vigorous and suckering growth habit, a long flowering period with bicolored flowers that are white with a dark blue base held in moderately dense umbels and good cold hardiness. This plant is smaller than the other two bicolored Agapanthus varieties that we grow, the similarly colored Queen Mum ['PMN06'] and our own selection, 'Delfina's Blush' that has the reverse color with a white base and petals blushed with blue, though both of these larger varieties are evergreen and not as cold hardy as Twister. Agapanthus Twister ['AMBIC001'] received US Plant Patent PP25,519 in May 2015 and is also marketed in the Sunset Western Garden and Southern Living Collections under their own proprietary name. In 2019 Agapanthus Twister received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) from the Royal Horticultural Society.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Agapanthus Twister ['AMBIC001'].