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 amassed and grown considering they have been came across by means of Dutch explorers within the seventeenth century. The few species within the genus were hybridized intensively, yielding 1000s of attention-grabbing and dramatic cultivars. regardless of their large reputation between gardeners, although, there hasn't ever been a really complete booklet at the genus, an oversight that has ultimately been corrected by means of writer Wim Snoeijer, operating in live performance with Holland's Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. With keys and greater than a hundred colour images as an reduction to id, this groundbreaking e-book is one no devotee of those vegetation can manage to pay for to be with no.
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Inflorescence: bract opens either on 1 or 2 sides. flower: trumpet-shaped, upright to horizontal to slightly facing downwards, the diameter can be of the same measurement as the length of the flower but is usually less, the segments are usually overlapping at least at the base or rarely not overlapping. note: in some cultivars the segments are not overlapping but because of the flower diameter, which is less than the length of the flower, the cultivar is placed in the Trumpet Group. The following cultivars belong to the Trumpet Group: White flowers ‘Albidus’ ‘Ardernei’ ‘Corinne’ ‘Glacier Stream’ ‘Ice Queen’ ‘Innocence’ ‘Polar Ice’ ‘Prolific White’ ‘Snow Maiden’ ‘Umbellatus Albus’ ‘Washfield’ ‘White Beauty’ Violet-blue flowers ‘Adonis’ ‘Amethyst’ ‘Amsterdam’ ‘Angela’ ‘Beatrice’ ‘Black Beauty’ ‘Blauwe Valk’ ‘Blue Bird’ ex Palmer ‘Blue Companion’ ‘Blue Danube’ ‘Blue Eyes’ ‘Blue Giant’ ‘Blue Moon’ ‘Blue Penant’ ‘Blue Skies’ ‘Blue Velvet’ ‘Bressingham Bounty’ ‘Bright Eyes’ ‘Bristol’ ‘Catharina’ ‘Columba’ ‘Crystal’ ‘Debbie’ ‘Density’ ‘Dnjepr’ ‘Donau’ ‘Dr Brouwer’ 46 Chapter 4 ‘Duivenbrugge Blue’ ‘Duná’ ‘Edinburgh’ ‘Elaine’ ‘Elisabeth’ ‘Eve’ ‘Helsinki’ ‘Intermedius’ ‘Johanna’ ‘Jolanda’ ‘Josephine’ ‘June’ ‘Kama’ ‘Kirstenbosch’ ‘Kopenhagen’ ‘Lavender Girl’ ‘Leichtlinii’ ‘Lewis Palmer’ ‘Marcus’ ‘Marianne’ ‘Mariètte’ ‘Martine’ ‘Mercury’ ‘Midnight Star’ ‘Moira’ ‘Molly Howick’ ‘Mood Indigo’ ‘Mystery’ ‘Newa’ ‘Ocean Blue’ ‘Oslo’ ‘Plas Merdyn Blue’ ‘Plenitude’ ‘Pluto Veil’ ‘Podge Mill’ ‘Purple Cloud’ ‘Rhone’ ‘Rosemary’ ‘Rosewarne’ ‘Streamline’ ‘Sunfield’ ‘Suzan’ ‘Sybil Harton’ ‘Violetta’ ‘Waga’ ‘Wholesome’ ‘Windsor Castle’ ‘Windsor Grey’ ‘Winsome’ ‘Wolga’ ‘Yves Klein’ Agapanthus Salver Group Flower, Salver Group leaf: usually deciduous.
Pedicel: green heavily flushed dull violet. flowerbud: violet-blue with greenish base, later violet-blue, upright. 5–4 cm across, stamens not exserted, anthers black. note: details from plants grown by Duivenvoorde. 2 pg. Agapanthus ‘Accent’ (Funnel Group) error: ‘Accebt’ origin: raised by Griffioen, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, introduced in 1985, and still in cultivation. 62 Chapter 5 The main localities of the species of Agapanthus compiled by Ben Zonneveld after Palmer (1967). A: A. africanus.
A discussion about Agapanthus campanulatus is dealt with in the ICBN; a discussion about ‘Cobalt Blue’ is dealt with in the ICNCP. All cultivars included here are accepted under the regulations of the ICNCP1995. When a cultivar name is invalid according to the ICNCP-1995, a brief note is given under the cultivar name, referencing the appropriate ICNCP-1995 article. Most synonyms can be referred to ICNCP-1995 art. 1, which article is not referenced at the cultivar name. 1. The accepted cultivar epithet is the earliest one which must be adopted for it under the rules.