Herb latin name: Agapanthus campanulatus
Family: Alliaceae (Onion Family)
Medicinal use of Agapanthus campanulatus:Cardiac, stomachic.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassy and rocky places, often amongst bracken, and in moist peaty soil at low elevations.
Propagation of Agapanthus campanulatus:Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe, it can also be sown in a greenhouse in March/April. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 18°C, do not sow it too thickly so that it is possible to grow the seedlings on in their pot without disturbing them for their first year of growth. Give occasional liquid feeds to make sure they do not become nutrient deficient. Divide the seedlings up into individual pots in the spring following germination, grow them on for a further year in the greenhouse and then plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Seedlings take 2 - 3 years to flower. Division of offsets in April/May. Do not move plants between October and March. Division is very easy in the growing season, the divisions can be planed straight out into their permanent positions if required.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassy and rocky places, often amongst bracken, and in moist peaty soil at low elevations.
Known hazards of Agapanthus campanulatus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.