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Agapanthus inapertus ssp. pendulus 'Graskop'
@ Kirstenbosch Botanic Gdn, South Africa

Agapanthus inapertus ssp pendulus Graskop

Lily-of-the-Nile

Item #: 8510

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: South Africa

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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I first observed this amazing clone en masse at the famed Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town. Agapanthus 'Graskop' was discovered in 1985 in the town of Graskop (not to be confused with the pond vegetation-eating fish) in the northeast Transvaal region of South Africa. The clumps of narrow green foliage are topped in summer with 3' spikes of terminal flower heads, each composed of 30-40 flowers that emerge as black buds, then open with dark violet-blue pendulous flowers...simply stunning...a hummingbird favorite.

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