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Pink agapanthus

Tulbaghia violacea

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Pink agapanthus is a fast-growing, clumping perennial with narrow, garlic-scented leaves and large umbels of fragrant lilac flowers in summer and early fall. It grows to 2 feet tall. Leaves can be used in soups and salads.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNative to South Africa. Vigorous grower. Large, fragrant flowers.

CareAdaptable to most any soil that is well-drained, humusy, loamy, and moderately fertile.

PropagationSow seed or divide in spring. Seed can also be sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame.

ProblemsSometimes bothered by aphids, whiteflies, root rots, leaf spots, and Southern blight.

  • Genus : Tulbaghia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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  1. carolmcculley 04/18/2017

    Will agapanthus survive and grow in Nebraska?

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