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 “Lily of the Nile”, the blue Agapanthus plant originates at the southern most 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 are great landscape favorites 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 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 agapanthus is anytime! They love the southern United States and grows 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 flowers bloom 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 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 desired shape. 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. 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 that you divide the 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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