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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Agapanthus - flowering lily plant from South Africa or a NZ weed...

English: An Agapanthus flower arrangement befo...
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Is Agapanthus a flowering lily plant from South Africa, or a New Zealand weed? Opinions differ it seems. http://www.botany.com/agapanthus.html

Weedbusters in New Zealand is calling for Agapanthus to be added to the National Plant register(NPAA). Agapanthus is allegedly a prolific seeder and can crowd out native plants.
http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8401404/call-to-ban-popular-agapanthus-plant

Gardening experts and bio-diversity advocates are at odds over one of New Zealand's most popular plants.

The Agapanthus is loved by Kiwi gardeners because it is a low maintenance, hardy, fast growing plant.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/home-garden/6239495/Battle-lines-on-agapanthus

The Green Planet will keep a watching brief over future developments and will post again if any official action is to be taken against this beautiful South African introduced plant.

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3 Comments:

At January 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM , Anonymous Laurel Hedging said...

information is simply amazing and this kept my interest in reading and I enjoyed it.



 
At January 15, 2013 at 5:26 AM , Anonymous www.evergreenhedging.co.uk said...

really nice one


 
At January 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

I try to get varied and interesting info. I found this one very interesting too.

I'll give you a bonus this week. In NZ the prickly yellow gorse bushes are found all over the countryside. They were introduced from England to provide hedges on farms to keep stock in the paddocks. But they loved the NZ climate and flourished beyond expectation. They are a weed and a curse here.

The Agapanthus has also found the NZ climate even better than its natural South African one and is becoming a weed in some places.

 

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