praecox ssp orientalis
does it spread?
produces many small black shiny seeds in a 3-sided capsule after
flowering. The seeds will be spread by birds or by water. Agapanthus
is often planted along nature strips, where the seeds can be quickly
washed into creeks or bushland. (See photos).
The plant itself
will spread by continually forming new clumps.
does it affect us?
quickly along drainage lines, but can also grow in dry areas. The
thick roots displace and totally take over other plants.
does it seed?
flowers in Summer and seeds from the end of Summer into Autumn.
rid of Agapanthus
in your garden by cutting off the flower heads before the seeds
whole plant by digging out.
well to herbicides.
to grow instead
(Anigozanthos species), Spiny-headed Mat Rush (Lomandra
longifolia), Flax Lilies (Dianella species).
here was taken from a leaflet "Weeds of the Blue Mountains
Bushland - Garden Plants Going Wild", published by the Lindeman
Road Bushcare Group in the Blue Mountains.
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