This Agapanthus blue beauty is known for its prominent production of lush blooms that emerge above its green foliage in late spring!
Although its common name is “Lily of the Nile”, the Agapanthus originates at the southern most part of Africa, South Africa. Lilies were brought to Europe early on by traders who picked them up while replenishing supplies at the Cape.
The Agapanthus is a landscape favorite in warm winter regions due to its colorful blue trumpet-shaped flowers that grow during late spring into early summer. An easy-to-grow perennial… it adds unique texture to beds, borders and containers.
If you are wondering when to buy agapanthus plants look no further… The best time to buy agapanthus is anytime! They love the southern United States and grows best in USDA zones 8-10. They will perform best in early spring so they have the whole growing season to establish their roots and bloom their pretty deep blue flowers until mid or late summer.
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 winter months if you have any type of freeze. There are evergreen varieties but this particular agapanthus is semi evergreen.
Growing agapanthus blue is easy! The african lily is very low maintenance and requires little pruning. It can grow up to 2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. The clusters of dark blue flowers are 2-3 inches in diameter.
If you live in an area with freezing temperatures you may grow agapanthus in containers and take 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 that you divide the blue agapanthus every three to four years to keep clumps healthy and vigorous. Agapanthus makes great cut flowers!
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- Large blue flowers
- Low maintenance