Agapanthus africanus (Cultivated- USA)

Agapanthus africanus (L.) Hoffmanns., Verz. Pfl.-Kult. 35 1824. (syn: Abumon africanum (L.) Britton; Agapanthus minor Lodd.; Agapanthus tuberosus L. ex DC. [Invalid]; Agapanthus umbellatus L'Hér.; Agapanthus umbellatus subsp. albus Hovey; Agapanthus umbellatus var. flore-albo Van Geert, contrary to Art. 23.6. (ICN, 2012); Agapanthus umbellatus subsp. flore-pleno Van Geert, contrary to Art. 23.6. (ICN, 2012); Agapanthus umbellatus subsp. variegatus (G.Sinclair) Hovey; Agapanthus umbellatus var. variegatus G.Sinclair; Crinum africanum L.; Crinum floridum Salisb. [Illegitimate]; Mauhlia africana (L.) Dahl; Mauhlia linearis Thunb.; Mauhlia umbellata (L'Hér.) Thunb. ex Schult. & Schult.f.; Tulbaghia africana (L.) Kuntze; Tulbaghia africana var. heisteri (Fabr.) Kuntze; Tulbaghia heisteri Fabr.; Tulbaghia minor (Lodd.) Kuntze);

SW. Cape Prov. as per WCSP;

Ascension; Cape Provinces; Jamaica; Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest; Trinidad-Tobago; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;
 
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Agapanthus africanus from Fremont California-02022020-4 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Agapanthus africanus (L.) Hoffm. (syn: A. umbellatus L'Her)
Common name: African Lily
Perennial tufted herb, less commonly grown as compared to A. praecox (scape up to 1 m long,  leaves up to 35 cm long, 4-6 cm broad, umbel 40-100 flowered, flowers 4-5 cm long) in shorter scape 25-60 cm in length, , leaves 1-2 cm broad, umbel 12-30 flowered, flowers  3-4 cm long.
Photographed from Fremont California, June 26, 2019.

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I have seen both A. praecox and A. africanus growing in California. They are very distinct: shorter scape 25-60 cm in length, leaves 1-2 cm broad, umbel 12-30 flowered, flowers  3-4 cm long in A. africanus but scape up to 1 m long,  leaves up to 35 cm long, 4-6 cm broad, umbel 40-100 flowered, flowers 4-5 cm long in A. praecox. They are so distinct that there is no scope for confusion. 

Thanks, … There are many other species (Pl. see attachments of revision of Agapanthus in SK1377 21AUG 2018 by ...) and hybrids.
SANBI says:
Agapanthus are one of South Africa's best known garden plants and are grown in most countries in the world. Their strap-like leaves and striking blue or white flowers make them favourites in plant borders as well as in containers. They are all easy to grow except for Agapanthus africanus and A. walshii
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