Agapanthus is an evergreen perennial commonly called Lily of the Nile but is actually from South Africa. Agapanthus produces large flower clusters resembling allium on tall stalks arising from a mound of strap-shaped leaves. Can be planted in the garden in the warmer parts of the US. Best grown in containers and protected from winter conditions in more northern locations.
If you have limited space, no garden at all or just prefer container gardening, this kit is made for you! Container gardening makes it easy to care for your plants. As long as you have space on your porch, deck, patio or balcony for a medium-sized container, you can garden. Our decorative rattan planter (sized 12" x 12" x 16") comes with a hard-shell inner plastic growing pot, bag of medium, planting stock, gardening gloves and growing directions.
About this Variety
Large, showy, blue spherical flower heads that arise on tall stems with strap-like foliage.
- Large, showy blooms
- Excellent for cut flowers
- Drought tolerant once established
- Great for patio containers
Full sun to partial shade
Grows 36-48" tall
Plant 1-2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 8-11. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
First, decide where the planted will be located and if you want the pot needs drainage. Proper drainage is key if you are placing the planter outside. If placing outside, remove the drainage plug(s) from the bottom. Empty about 85% of the medium bag into the pot. Firm and smooth the planting medium. Next, place the plants onto the soil, center within the space, spread out roots then add remaining medium on top. Water well, saturating the soil deeply. Continue to saturate soil for first few days then water as need. Sit back and let mother nature do her thing!
Plants in containers are above soil level and exposed to the elements which make them more prone to freeze damage during the winter than plants planted in the garden. Take extra precautions and overwinter the planter in a protected area (shed or garage) during freezing temperatures (best to provide a winter environment that is one zone hardier than your area). To overwinter: Water plants thoroughly and move borderline-hardy plants into a protected area to increase chance of survival. Because the plant is dormant, light isn't required. Check every few weeks to ensure the planting medium isn't dry. Water sparingly. Overwatering can cause the plants to come out of dormancy. Place planter back outside to restart its cycle when spring and warmer temperatures return!