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Status in Florida: Cultivated, non-native

•Size at Maturity: Agapanthus typically grows as a perennial herbaceous plant, reaching heights of about 1 to 3 feet tall.

•Phenology: Perennial herbaceous plant with strap-like leaves and clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Agapanthus produces flowers in summer, typically from late spring to early fall.

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Evergreen

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained, fertile soil; tolerant of various soil types

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Moderate moisture; keep soil consistently moist but not waterlogged

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Agapanthus is often grown as a landscape plant in subtropical and tropical gardens, where it adds color and interest with its showy flowers. It can also be grown in containers or used as a border or accent plant.

•Maintenance Tips: Provide regular watering during dry periods and occasional fertilization to promote healthy growth and flowering. Remove spent flower stalks to encourage continued blooming.

•Considerations: Agapanthus is valued for its striking flowers, which come in shades of blue, purple, or white, depending on the variety. It is relatively low-maintenance but may require protection from frost in cooler climates.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; deer and rabbits may occasionally browse on agapanthus foliage, but it is not typically preferred by these animals.

•Edible: Agapanthus is not typically consumed by humans and is not considered edible.

•Medicinal Uses: Agapanthus is not known for significant medicinal uses in humans.

•Toxicity to Pets: Agapanthus is considered toxic to pets if ingested and may cause gastrointestinal upset. It should be planted with caution in areas accessible to animals.

Its flowers attract pollinators including bumblebees.

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