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.
PREORDER FOR MAY 2023
Touted as one of the deepest hued flowering cultivars in the genus, the compact no-fuss visage mesmerizes us with upright hefty midnight-blue stems and exotic-looking floral globes. This versatile pollinator-friendly perennial unleashes lustrous strap-like emerald-green foliage beneath large clustered blooms, each featuring inky-purple buds plus funnel-shaped, vivid indigo-violet flowers marked by darker central stripes. Well suited for mixed borders, massed plantings, containers and cut arrangements,‘Black Buddhist’ snubs bunnies and deer, cherishes fertile well-drained soil and needs protection from cold winter weather.
Size: 2-1/2' – 3' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
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