This Agapanthus blue beauty is known for its prominent production of lush blue blooms that emerge above its green foliage in late spring!
Although its common name is “Agapanthus Lily of the Nile”, the blue Agapanthus plant originates in the southernmost part of Africa, South Africa. This is where its botanical name, Agapanthus africanus blue comes from. Lilies were brought to Europe early on by traders who picked them up while replenishing supplies at the Cape.
The agapanthus blue lily is a great landscape favorite in warm winter regions due to its colorful trumpet-shaped flowers that grow during late spring into early summer. An easy-to-grow perennial… it adds a unique texture to garden design beds, borders, and containers.
If you are wondering where to buy agapanthus plants look no further… The best time to buy perennial agapanthus plants is anytime! They love the southern United States and grow best in USDA zones 8-10.
They will perform best when planted in early spring so they have the whole growing season to establish their roots. The deep blue agapanthus flowers bloom until mid or late summer.
BLUE AGAPANTHUS CARE
This lily blooms best in a place where it can get full sun to part shade and likes moist, well-drained soil. The green leaves and flower stalks may die back in the winter months if you have any type of freeze. There are true evergreen varieties but this particular agapanthus is a semi-evergreen type. If you are having trouble with your agapanthus flowering, check out this blog.
Growing agapanthus blue is easy! The African lily is very low maintenance and requires little pruning only to maintain the desired shape. It can grow up to 2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. This beautiful shrub is also deer resistant! The clusters of dark blue flowers are 2-3 inches in diameter. Deadheading spent flowers will encourage new growth and flower stalks to emerge.
If you live in an area with freezing temperatures you may grow agapanthus in containers and move inside during winter. Potted agapanthus would need to be watered more frequently and will need to be potted up when the plant becomes root-bound.
We recommend dividing agapanthus blue every three to four years to keep clumps healthy and vigorous. Agapanthus flowers make great cut flowers for wreaths, bouquets, or centerpieces!
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Bought in early spring. Disappointed that it is almost July, and not showing any sign of blooming. Look healthy. Foliage nice, but I purchased for the beautiful blue flowers and I have the feeling these will not bloom this year. Definite 5 if they would have.
We're sorry to hear about the blooming delays with your Agapanthus Blue Shrub, Louise. You'll be enjoying them in no time. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out. All the best.
Hi Terri! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Hope you enjoy your Agapanthus Blue Shrub for many years to come.
Great find for my gardens!
Woot woot! We're happy to hear how well your new Agapanthus Blue Shrub fit in with your garden. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! All the best.
Waiting for it to start blooming.
Hope your new Agapanthus Blue Shrub is blooming beautifully, Shirley. Take care!
They came looking very lush. It's early June, so they should be blooming soon. Already planted them this evening after work. Ordered 12 and they came tightly packed in 2 boxes. Knocked a star off for the price, but overall happy with my purchase.
Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words and your feedback. We hope your Agapanthus Blue Shrub bloom for many years to come. All the best.