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Agapanthus dyeri

Agapanthus inapertus subsp. intermedius

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Agapanthus dyeri is part of the Agapanthus genus. Its scientific name is Agapanthus inapertus subsp. intermedius.

This subspecies is rarely seen in cultivation2. Flowers are mid-to-pale blue2. The plants grow in grassland and in between rocks in mountainous terrain, forming large clumps. They occur in summer rainfall areas and would not survive extreme cold.

Agapanthus dyeri grows as a deciduous and is a non-edible flower / ornamental. Being a Deciduous plant, it will shed its leaves annually.

Normally reaching to a mature height of 5.20 feet (1.60 metres). This plant tends to bloom in late summer.

Try planting Agapanthus dyeri if you'd like to attract butterflies, bees and birds to your garden.

South Africa is believed to be where Agapanthus dyeri originates from.

Agapanthus dyeri is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Agapanthus dyeri have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Agapanthus dyeri

  • Full Sun

    OR
  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

This Agapanthus is easy to grow and requires little attention once established. It will tolerate most soils, although it thrives in rich, well-drained composted soil and plenty of water in summer. It does well in full sun, or semi-shade, but should be planted in full sun for best flowering. Although naturally occurring in a summer-rainfall area, it will tolerate irrigation during its winter dormant period provided it is planted in well-drained soil. They are strong growing and relatively pest free. This species is also suitable for cold areas as it will not be affected by frost. Large plants may also be divided but this should only be done once they have formed large clumps. After splitting, the plants may not flower for a season while they are re-establishing. 1

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / dappled sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Agapanthus dyeri is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Agapanthus dyeri to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Agapanthus dyeri from seed

Agapanthus are easy to propagate from seed. However seeds have a limited viability and are best sown as fresh as possible. Sow the seed in deep seedling trays in a well drained seedling mix and place in a semi-shade area ensuring that they do not dry out1.

Transplanting Agapanthus dyeri

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Agapanthus dyeri is a tender plant.

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Agapanthus dyeri Etymology

This species was previously named after Dr R.A. Dyer, the former Director of the Botanical Research Institute in South Africa2. The genus name Agapanthus comes from the Greek agape, meaning love, and anthos, meaning flower, translating broadly as the flower of love1.

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