Native to South Africa the name agapanthus is derived from the words Greek ‘agape’ meaning love, and ‘anthos’ meaning flower.
Producing beautiful funnel-shaped flowers for weeks on end. They are quite drought resistant once established, thriving on neglect they grow into large clumps over time.
Excellent exotic looking plants for big patio plantersand look great when planted with low growing perennials in sunny locations.
Details Agapanthus Blue
- Not eaten by animals
- Ideal plant for in a pot on your terrace
- Blooms: July – September
- Flower colour: blue
- Full grown: 2 Years
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 60 cm
- Hardiness: Not hardy
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Agapanthus Blue
Agapanthus Blue dislikes waterlogged, heavy soils or those that are prone to drying out, avoid rich soils as they promote weak growth vulnerable to frost-damage. Agapanthus Blue loves a well-drained soil containing organic matter and a sunny position.
Agapanthus Blue are best grown in containers, spacious pots and/or raised borders and when they become root bound they will flower more profusely. Keep Agapanthus Blue frost-free for winter by ensuring the crowns are covered with sand or bracken or move pots to a frost-free location until spring.
Once established feed Agapanthus Blue in spring with an Organic Fertiliser and during the summer with a liquid fertiliser. Let Agapanthus Blue die back naturally; the yellowing foliage will provide nutrients for next year’s bloom.
No need to cut down in the autumn, as the seed heads look attractive over winter.