How to grow Agapanthus Dyeri

Agapanthus inapertus subsp. intermedius

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

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.

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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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1 Agapanthus inapertus on PlantzAfrica

2 Agapanthus dyeri on PlantzAfrica

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