Common name: Blue early agapanthus
Origin: South Africa
Height at maturity: from 0.90 to 1.50 meter
Exposure: sunny but supports partial shade
Plant type: herbaceous plant
Flower color: lavender blue
Soil type: rich draining soil
Use: in the garden, isolated, pot
Diseases and pests: slugs and snails
Toxicity: poisonous plant
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Agapanthus is a herbaceous plant native to South Africa. The variety presented in this sheet is produced from stems from 0.90 cm to 1.50 meters high at the end of which appears an umbel inflorescence*.
The flowers of the Blue variety produces finely sculpted blue flowers. The stems of the plant are surrounded by a multitude of leaves about forty centimeters long and 2 to 3 centimeters wide.
- has a lifespan of 75 years;
- is very robust;
- has strong roots that can break concrete;
- withstands freezing down to -15°C;
- the wind;
- does excessively well in a draining and rich soil but it will tolerate poor soils as well.
It is advisable to protect the foot of the agapanthus with a mulch the first two winters of the plant installed in the ground outside.
* The umbel is a simple inflorescence in which the flower stalks are all inserted at the same point on the stem, and the flowers are all arranged on the same spherical surface.