Graskop Agapanthus

It is the colour that first grabs your attention, the dark violet blue colour of the Graskop Agapanthus (Agapanthus inapertus) is absolutely striking. The rows of tall heads of these flowers with their drooping heads makes you stop in your tracks and just gaze in wonder at this beauty. The buds as they emerge seem almost black on the top of tall, erect single stems.

The Graskop Agapanthus occurs in Mpumalanga near the town of Graskop and grows in grassland areas in the summer rainfall area around January and February. Agapanthus species grow from sea level to an altitude of 2000 metres and from the Cape Peninsula to just south of the Limpopo River. The plants all need full sun or lightly shaded positions for optimum growth and flowering.

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