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Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’

Agapanthus

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.

Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’ (P-1790)

Each 11.25

AVAILABLE JUNE 2019

<i>Agapanthus</i> ‘Storm Cloud’

It was Barrie Coate’s discerning eye that chose this magnificent deeply hued treasure from a batch of Agapanthus ‘Mood Indigo’ seedlings when he was director of California’s Saratoga Horticultural Foundation. Promoted as the richest and darkest flowers of the genus, amazing, huge purple-laced blue globes each house up to 100 individual florets on strong, lustrous thick greenish black stalks. The nearly iridescent floral presentation roosts some 3 or 4 ft. above a large lush evergreen clump of shiny strap-like bright green leaves, which transmutes purple and red shades in winter and provides bold year-round foliar texture.

Blooms July–September

Size: 4' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.

Zone 7/8.

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