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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile)
at Digging Dog
Including Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’, Agapanthus ‘Lilliput’, and Agapanthus ‘Back in Black’
Lily of the Nile
Seducing gardeners and butterflies, 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 soils, afternoon shade where it’s hot
and protection from cold winter nights ensure a happy
specimen that even obliges an occasional dry period once
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 sumptuous 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. 6b
Agapanthus ‘Back in Black’ (P-1975)
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AVAILABLE SPRING 2018
A glossy green fountain of low growing, straplike evergreen foliage offers up loosely arranged round umbels, which unfurl like exploding fireworks, atop sturdy leafless stalks. Violet anthers and deep purple stems augment the cool dark blue, tubular flowers. Well-suited for a container or the front lines of a bed amid silver-leafed plants, small-statured ‘Lilliput’ thrives in well draining, not-too-rich, loamy soils, withstanding some dry periods once established. It appreciates afternoon shade where it’s hot and winter protection from the cold.
Blooms July – September.
Size: 2' 0" high x 18" wide. 7/8
Agapanthus ‘Lilliput’ (P-1602)
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It was Barrie Coate’s discerning eye that chose this
magnificent darkly hued treasure from a batch of Agapanthus
‘Mood Indigo’ seedlings when he was director
of California’s Saratoga Horticultural Foundation.
Touted as the richest and darkest flowers of the genus,
amazing huge purple-laced blue globes each house up
to 100 individual florets on strong, thick greenish black
lustrous stalks. The nearly iridescent floral presentation is beguiling to garden visitors and hummingbirds,
gathering some 3 or 4 ft. above a large lush evergreen
clump of shiny bright green strap-like leaves, which
transmutes purple and red shades in winter and
provides year-round bold foliar texture.
Size: 4' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide. 7/8
Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’ (P-1790)
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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2018
Garden Conservancy Open Day at Digging Dog!
Saturday, June 23 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Digging Deeper –
1 pm - Enjoy a guided tour of the Private Gardens of Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway, adjacent to Digging Dog Nursery in Albion, CA; free with $7.00 garden admission.
3 pm - Join Patricia Smyth, owner of Essence of the Tree, for a Japanese maple container demonstration.
Tickets are available via this link
or at Digging Dog Nursery. Plant shopping welcome!
Mendocino Art Center (MAC) Garden Tour!
Saturday, June 30 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We welcome you to join us in support of The Mendocino Art Center for this fabulous garden tour and fundraiser.
Tickets are available through the MAC’s website.
Saturday Strolls & Plant Chats 2018!
Saturdays at 2 p.m. July 14th and 28th, August 18th, and September 15th.
Stroll with Horticulturalist Deborah Whigham, sip iced tea, nibble on tasty snacks & take home helpful gardening tips & tricks!
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