By Wim Snoeijer, Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society Staff
Often called "lilies of the Nile" (though they're local to South Africa), the showy perennials within the genus Agapanthus were avidly accrued and grown seeing that they have been chanced on through Dutch explorers within the seventeenth century. The few species within the genus were hybridized intensively, yielding thousands of fascinating and dramatic cultivars. regardless of their large attractiveness between gardeners, in spite of the fact that, there hasn't ever been a really entire ebook at the genus, an oversight that has eventually been corrected by way of writer Wim Snoeijer, operating in live performance with Holland's Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. With keys and greater than a hundred colour photographs as an reduction to identity, this groundbreaking booklet is one no devotee of those crops can have enough money to be with no.
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Campanulatus ‘Cobalt Blue’, but in this book—with the exceptions of A. africanus ‘Albus’, A. inapertus ‘Albus’, and A. praecox ‘Albiflorus’—Agapanthus cultivars are no longer linked to a species name. According to ICNCP-1995 art. 3, cultivar groups should be demarcated by round or square brackets (I chose round). The choice of cultivar group for a particular cultivar is either supplied by the contributors mentioned or based on personal observation or on illustrations in combination with other details.
Agapanthus africanus subsp. africanus synonym: Agapanthus africanus subsp. R. Wehrh. Agapanthus africanus subsp. R. Wehrh. pro parte Agapanthus africanus var. minor Beauverd Agapanthus africanus ‘Minor’ Agapanthus minor Lodd.
B: A. africanus subsp. walshii. C: A. praecox. D: A. praecox subsp. minimus. E: A. campanulatus. F: A. caulescens. G: A. caulescens. H: A. inapertus. I: A. inapertus subsp. intermedius. J: A. coddii. leaf: deciduous, 20–30 cm long and 1 cm wide, pale to normal green, base purple. peduncle: up to 50 cm, green, round. inflorescence: 14 cm across, 15 flowers, flat. pedicel: dark green and slightly purple towards flower. flowerbud: white with apex dull greenish-brown-purple, upright. flower: inside white, midrib transparent, outside white, when out of flower dull white with apex slightly brownish-purple, horizontal, 3 cm long (tube 1 cm long), 3 cm across, stamens not exserted, anthers first purple changing to brown.