Agapanthus inapertus

Agapanthus inapertus

Common Names

Drooping Agapanthus (english)
Bloulelie (afrikaans)
Hlakahla (zulu)


Genus Agapanthus
Species inapertus
SA Plant Number
Basionym Agapanthus inapertus


Agapanthus inapertus is a very hardy, deciduous Agapanthus has attractive strap-like leaves.

It bears long-stemmed umbels of pendulous, dark blue, tubular flowers from January to March. The colour can vary from white to almost navy blue. Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery is currently propagating the white form (which may be a different subspecies) but it is not yet available for selling.

It is tall and erect and will form big clumps. It occurs naturally in cold grasslands and makes a good garden subject. It attracts sunbirds. Use it as an element of a grassland bed where its beautiful long-stemmed flowers are shown off well in between the soft waving grasses or allow it to pop up amongst perennials in a cottage garden.

Traditionally it is used as a good luck charm. 

 Size 1 to 1.5m



It Attracts Sunbirds to the garden



Excellent addition to a grassland or flowering meadow garden. Wonderful mass planted on a sunny bank or gentle slope.


Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal


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