The Genus Agapanthus


The Genus Agapanthus Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens
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Pages: 272 Language: English ISBN: 9781842467237 Categories: , , , ,

The Genus Agapanthus is a superbly illustrated, new classification of a universally popular group of plants. It is a unique combination of science, horticulture, botanical art and photography, presented in an easily accessible format. Essential for horticulturists, gardeners, growers, botanists and many more.

  • A rigorous, new classification of a universally popular group, including details of a new species
  • Details of its long and colourful history, from 1680 up until the present
  • A selection of historical illustrations and exceptional new botanical watercolour paintings by Elbe Joubert
  • Superb photographs of the species in their natural habitats, and a wide selection of the best cultivars to grow
  • New research data on pollination
  • Comprehensive information on its medicinal use in Southern Africa
  • Detailed advice on cultivation, propagation and care
  • Essential for horticulturists, gardeners, growers, botanists, botanical art enthusiasts
  • Foreword by Brian Mathew
Weight1.2 kg




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Author Biography

Graham Duncan is Curator of the Bulbous Plants Living Collection and a senior horticulturist at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. He has studied Agapanthus in the field and in cultivation over many years and has extensive horticultural experience of the genus. He is the author of The Genus Lachenalia (Kew Publishing, 2012), The Amaryllidaceae of Southern Africa (Umdaus Press, 2016), and Field Guide to the Amaryllis Family of Southern Africa and Surrounding Territories (Galley Press, 2021).