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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Once your Agapanthus Blue Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
BLUE AGAPANTHUS CARE:
The Agapanthus or “Lily of the Nile“ prefers a location in full sun unless you are in a very hot climate, in which case partial shade is preferred. Ideal soil is rich, slightly acidic and well-drained. It also does well grown in containers as long as room is left for the plant to grow. The Agapanthus should be planted with 8 inches or more of clearance from other plants.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Blue Agapanthus, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 8, 9, 10
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.
Great find for my gardens!
Waiting for it to start blooming.
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.