Lily of the Nile
Seducing gardeners and hummingbirds, Agapanthus hails from South Africa and procures its name from the Greek words agape and anthos meaning ‘love flower.’ Well-draining, not-too-rich, loamy soil, afternoon shade where it’s hot and protection from cold winter nights ensure a happy specimen that even obliges an occasional dry period once established.
Eye-catching contrast, darkly colored late season blooms and a shorter steadfast stature are the attributes of this prized 2005 introduction by Dutch plantsman Piet Zonneveld. Umbrella-shaped, deep bluish purple flowers crown stout, polished upright green stalks infused with lavish jet-black shades as they mature. ‘Back in Black’s seductive midnight hues forge a stunning juxtaposition against the tidy glistening clump of strapping green leaves. (PP#16,244)
Size: 2' 0" high x 18" wide.