Success With Seeds Agapanthus

Agapanthus Germination Information

Agapanthus is the botanical name for African Lily
Agapanthus Seed Germination How to Sow Agapanthus:
  • Sow indoors anytime, covering the seed lightly
  • Maintain a temperature of 75° F
  • Germination normally takes 21-35 days
  • Plants bloom 3-5 years from sowing
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Agapanthus:
Spacing:  Space 24 inches apart

Lighting:  If Outdoors, plant in full sun to light shade. If Indoors, provide as much light as possible

Soil: Soil must be rich, humus laden, and well-drained. Water heavy during the growing season

Storing and Protection: The plants are dormant in winter and should be stored in a dry location at 40-50°F. In areas, where they are hardy, cover the plants with mulch for protection

Appearance and Use:

An ideal plant for edging, borders (in warm climates), or containers, Agapanthus sports fragrant blooms for cutting and ornamental foliage. These tender Lily relatives grow from fleshy tuberous roots, sending up mounds of strap-like ornamental leaves surrounding leafless, 18- to 36-inch flower stalks. Fragrant, bell-shaped or tubular blue, white, or pink blooms, held in 1- to 4-inches umbels, are borne in summer. Most A. africanus varieties are perennial in zones 9-10

About Abutilon:
Pronunciation:  ag-å-pan’thus af’ri-ka’nus
Lifecycle:  Perennial, Pot Plant
Origination: Lilaceae; native to northeast Africa
Common Name: African Lily