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Products > Agapanthus praecox ssp orientalis 'Getty White'
Agapanthus praecox ssp orientalis 'Getty White' - Getty White Agapanthus
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agapanthus praecox 'Getty White' (Getty White Agapanthus) - Evergreen perennial with foliage to 18 to 24" tall and forming a clump to 3 feet wide. Similar to typical Agapanthus praecox but with slender stemmed inflorescence bearing large rounded clusters of white flowers during late spring and summer. Plant in full sun to light shade and give occasional irrigation. Good for massing as a groundcover or used individually as an accent plant. Hardy to about 20-25 degrees F. A great white Agapanthus selection that comes true from seed. This plant is listed in Wim Snoeijer's book Agapanthus: a Revision of the Genus as a hybrid rather than as a variant of A. praecox ssp. orientalis, but we originally received the seed of this plant as a white Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis and since it comes true from seed and is not a single vegetatively reproduced plant, we continue to list it as this species. We have grown this plant since 1996 after first receiving seed from Eric Anderson of Seedco (now Anderson Seed Company), who reportedly collected seed from a solid white planting at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Agapanthus praecox ssp orientalis 'Getty White'.