Straight A Barley Blue Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus praecox ‘Barley Blue’)

Straight A Barley Blue Lily of the Nile

  • Early Blooming, Clean Light Blue Clusters
  • Bundles of Trumpet-Shaped Blossoms
  • Clump Forming Mounds
  • Deep-Green Strappy Foliage
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Full Sun & Part Sun Loving
  • Annual in Cooler Climates, Evergreen in Warmer
  • Hummingbirds and Pollinators Love It!
  • Spring, Summer & Fall Bloom Time
  • Amazing Cut-Flower Addition to Bouquets!
  • Deer Resistant and Humidity Tolerant
  • Amazing Container Addition
  • Great Accent or Filler Plant

Compact, structural, and elegant are just a few of the ways to describe this enchanting Agapanthus! The formal, mounding structure, plus the eye-catching blooms, will always find a way to enhance any garden style!

Straight A™ Barley Blue Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus praecox ‘Barley Blue’) rises above the lush mound of the strappy, deep-green rosettes, and sends off light blue firework flowers. It looks to be shooting off and bursting throughout the garden!

Calling butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, these sun-worshiping clusters of blooms emerge in early spring and bloom throughout the growing season.

Evergreen in warmer climates, Straight A™ Barley Blue Agapanthus also works fantastic as annuals, porch plants or stored much as you would Dahlia and Canna Lily for those living in cooler weather climates.

How to Use Straight A™ Barley Blue Lily of the Nile In The Landscape

Straight A™ Barley Blue has such a formal and unique form, when blooming or not, that it works with almost any style garden.

Intermingling throughout your perennial beds and borders beautifully, try mixing into a quirky cottage garden. The foliage alone looks great when planted in uniform, repeating rows in a modern courtyard, or as facer plants and seasonal edging!

Imagine a large planting of blue stars as a specimen or a ring of Agapanthus to call attention to your outdoor sculptures or other accent trees and shrubs!

Agapanthus is a hit indoors as well, filling vases with long-lasting blooms and cutting the stems encourages more flowering.

If you are fortunate enough to live in growing zones 8 and up, you’ll be able to enjoy Lily of the Nile as a lush groundcover and filler plant among your other garden residents. Easily add the designer’s touch to your gardens!

Firing off among your other bulbs, shooting up from among groundcovers and lighting up mix-plantings, Agapanthus Barley Blue brings the show to you every year!

An amazing accent or thriller plant in containers and planters, your patios will never be the same! Light up pollinator gardens and cutting gardens with these vivid sparklers!

The deep green leaves are amazing backdrops among your flowers and perennials even when not in bloom to further highlight the garden border!

Bloomables® Barley Blue’s blue flowers and strong stems are repeat bloomers that will enchant the garden pollinators, so be sure to plant it close by where you can observe your many winged visitors!

Tips For Care

Straight A™ Barley Blue Lily of the Nile shines in full sun and some part sun as well! The deep-green leaves won’t shrink in the heat or humidity and their compact habit won’t disappoint you.

The showy light-blue flowers prefer average moisture and well-drained soil for best results. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Deer tend to leave Lily of the Nile alone so no worry about damage. Evergreen in warmer climates, there are few other plants in the garden this sensational!

Straight A Barley Blue Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus praecox ‘Barley Blue’) Details

Common name Straight A Barley Blue Lily of the Nile
Botanical name Agapanthus praecox 'Barley Blue'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 8-11
Growth rate Medium
Height 18 - 24 inches
Width 18 - 24 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color Light Blue