This is a fine selection quite comparable to "Back in Black" but a bit more compact in stature aspiring to attain 3' in height. This makes it much more workable for the front of the bed or as a container element. Dark stems holding dark blue-purple flowers in late summer. Mulch if very cold but has been fine here in the Puget Sound area.
Blue Heaven brings some serious swagger to the garden. This Nico Rijnbeek introduction can take a year or two to really establish in the garden but once it has, it owns that piece of ground. Wide green leaves surround fat flower stems that hold XL blue flowerheads around 2' tall. This has handled low teens fine with a thick blanket of mulch in winter.
This was selected at Bressingham Gardens by the legendary Alan Bloom and is derivative from the garden-proven Headsbourne hybrids that are noted for hardiness and excellent flowers. This pick of the litter has 2-1/2' stems with baseball sized flowerheads of a good dark blue. This will be good for zone 7 with a nice deep mulch.
A compact little guy carrying very nice white flowers which benefit from extra petals giving it a little more floral punch. If you can and no one complains, then why not? Mulch in winter and decent drainage and feel free to plant it in a very sunny hot spot.
"How tall does this get in flower? Five to six feet!?! Damn!" Yes, we're mind readers. Hot new Agapanthus from the UK with refined clusters of Icy pale blue with long pendulous individual flowers held at eye level. This shows the strong influence of the species inapertus with its drooping flowers which we do so love. Ice Cascade will make you shiver in delight.
A lovely cultivar introduced to this area by the enigmatic Pete Ray of Vashon and no relation to our local Kingston. Tastefully narrow deciduous leaves with medium small flower heads of a good clear mid-blue. Hardy and a good performer in the garden. Sun and deer resistant.
One of the top hybrids bred by Steve Hickman of Hoyland's and is well-regarded among those in the know for its large powder-blue flowers on 30" stems. We have just a few of these and owe thanks to plantsman Jim Fox's courier efforts from the UK and for sharing with us.
A sterling selection of a smaller Agapanthus which has lots of small heads of dark blue flowers, We dug this from the personal garden of our friends from Hedgerows Nursery upon their retirement and moving away. A very choice selection and not to be confused with the clone 'Midknight Blue'.
Very dwarf and compact Agapanthus with a surprising number of small but perfect clusters of dark blue flowers on 12" stems. Great little container plant of perfect in the front edge of the garden. Tolerant of heat and some dry.
A hybrid out of New Zealand that is widely regarded as one of the best. A hardier deciduous species with big heads of purple-violet flowers with each petal boasting a darker central stripe. This is a performer which will not disappoint. This can be grown in zone 7 if deeply mulched for the winter. We typically mulch all of our Agapanthus just to be on the safe side as we can get cold here.
One of the highest rated Agapanthus, this has large full flower heads on up to 42" tall stems. The flowers are white with a distinctive blue base where the flowers narrow and is a royal showstopper. Consider the British Agapanthus breeder with one so good as to be called Queen Mum. A brilliant posh plant. Quite.
One of the very best of the white variegated Agapanthus. This has superb clean white variegation which coupled with the abundant blue flowers in mid to late summer is frankly dazzling. A dwarf selection that lends itself well to containers - just don't let the pots freeze in winter!
Immense white flower heads held well above the broad strappy leaves on stout stems in mid to late summer. This survived the devilishly devastating 5 days of hell in early December of 2009 outside for us so there is no reason not to grow this tough customer.
A cracking plant originally collected in the Lydenburg District of Mpumalanga of South Africa and grown for years in the treasure house of Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden. Upright gray-green leaves lead the eye up and up to over 40" where the pale sky blue flower heads with large drooping individual florets are captivating.
We love this selection of Agapanthus which grows wild near Graskop, South Africa and is a grand departure from the rounded aerial starbursts usually associated with Agapanthus. Still fireworks but with falling streamers of inky violet-black long pendulous florets which speak to us at a limbic level. Mulch in winter. Deciduous.