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An elegant late flowering beauty from the eastern Transvaal. Very tall with long clean stems that support the flowers several feet above the foliage. Dark blue coloured with long tubed flowers that droop pendulously. The foliage is more evergreen than most and we mulch the crowns with straw as a precaution, but we have had some cold winters and they seem unaffected. Far to the north they may need more protection still. Plants from generous division.
With South African origins they are all sun lovers, but they would be used to summer rainfall so we suggest they will do better where they aren''t too dry. Hence lots of organic matter in the soil to hold the moisture will pay dividends. From division it does sometimes take a while for an Agapanthus crown to flower well again, so expect better flowers in the second year. Plant 6" (15cm) deep and 24" (60cm) apart and protect or mulch in winter. To get a more immediately full effect you might cram them in rather tighter together in pots. Remember though to give the pot regular watering through the summer and some liquid feed occassionally.
Height 60" (150cm)