• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage reaches 1½ ft. tall and wide; flower stalks reach 2½ ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ag-a-PANTH-us af-ri-KAH-nus
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 31
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage reaches 1½ ft. tall and wide; flower stalks reach 2½ ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Patent Act:South Africa
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea); Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii); Mullein (Verbascum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring; repeat after flowering. Blooms best when undisturbed, but may be divided when overcrowded.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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