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Or this?

09 December 2009 22:14:17


Or do the seeds belonging to this plant? 


Agapanthus, the "Lily of the Nile", is a genus of mostly summer-blooming flower plants with six to ten species depending on how the different species are classified. They are all herbaceous perennial plants native to South Africa. They have been placed either in the family Alliaceae, or separated into their own monogeneric family Agapanthaceae (e.g. Indices Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium).

Members of the genus have funnel-shaped flowers, in varying shades of blue colors with white flowering forms occurring. The species have been hybridized to produce additional colors in plants under cultivation. The flowers are produced in many-flowered cymes on long, erect stems called scapes, which can grow up to 1 m long. The basal leaves are curved, lanceolate, and are up to 60 cm long.


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Bizzybee Bizzybee 09 December 2009 22:21:43


Mairin Mairin 09 December 2009 22:27:47

Sorry, Bizzybee but you must read the other entry for this one to make sense!  It is the only way I could do it due to the 1 photo restriction per entry.  Sorry. 

AitAlainn AitAlainn 09 December 2009 22:34:05

It would be so useful to be able to add 2 photos per journal - I mentioned that in a previous journal entry and then Jacinta contacted Craig about it.

Rachel Rachel 09 December 2009 22:38:29

I am growing Agapanthus from seed, Mairin. They take 3-4 years to flower. I'm just at the end of year 1. Not for the faint hearted.

Mairin Mairin 09 December 2009 22:43:12

Rachel, I know you are growing agapanthus from seed.  By any chance, do you remember the size of the seeds?  These are tiny black circular seeds.  I am just trying to eliminate one or the other.

fran m fran m 09 December 2009 22:44:43

Maybe I could learn to grow patience.

Rachel Rachel 09 December 2009 22:46:22

They were quite small, circular black seeds (as far as I remember). It's amazing how quickly we can forget though"

Mairin Mairin 09 December 2009 22:49:28

So, will I throw them into the handbag before I head to Carlow?  Needless to say, the seeds will be in the seed pouches! 

Bizzybee Bizzybee 09 December 2009 22:52:30

Thanks Mairin for explaining.  I went to the other entry and got it then.

Gismo1981 Gismo1981 10 December 2009 10:04:56

Mairin I have some agapanthus seeds at home I will check them and leave another comment later, but like Rachel I am nearly sure they are black, small and circular.


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