By Wim Snoeijer, Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society Staff
Referred to as "lilies of the Nile" (though they're local to South Africa), the showy perennials within the genus Agapanthus were avidly gathered and grown due to the fact they have been found by way 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, despite the fact that, there hasn't ever been a very complete e-book at the genus, an oversight that has ultimately been corrected through 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 relief to id, this groundbreaking e-book is one no devotee of those crops can come up with the money for to be with out.
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Additional info for Agapanthus: A Revision of the Genus
Probably no longer in cultivation. leaf: evergreen. peduncle: green. flower: inside violet-blue with darker midrib (92A). award: GV in 1961. Agapanthus ‘Aberdeen’ (Funnel Group) origin: raised by Kees Duivenvoorde, Beverwijk, The Netherlands, introduced in 2001. name: after the city in Scotland. 2 cm wide, arching, dark green, base green. peduncle: 60 cm, green speckled violet, flat. inflorescence: 17 cm across, 70 flowers, more or less globular. pedicel: green heavily flushed dull violet. flowerbud: violet-blue with greenish base, later violet-blue, upright.
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.
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.
Agapanthus: A Revision of the Genus by Wim Snoeijer, Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society Staff