Agapanthus (Agapanthus spp)

Agapanthus Plant Features

Agapanthus is a beautiful sun-loving perennial or annual flower (depending on where you live) loved for its grassy or strap-like foliage and gorgeous clusters of blue, purple, or white flowers on tall stems. It's a wonderful and long-lasting cut flower in bouquets, but also an easy-to-grow, no-fuss plant for garden beds and borders. 

Hardy in Zones 8-10 as a perennial flower, agapanthus is often grown as an annual in colder-winter areas. It thrives in landscapes, gardens, and containers. In fact, it often blooms a little better when potted and a little rootbound.

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Agapanthus Growing Instructions

Grow agapanthus in full sun or part shade in moist, well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter. If you grow it in a container, be sure to use a potting mix instead of garden soil. Once established, agapanthus can tolerate some dry periods, but typically grows and blooms best when the soil stays evenly moist. 

Agapanthus doesn't really require any pruning, especially if it's grown as an annual. Cutting off flower stalks as the blooms fade can help encourage the plant to produce more blooms. If you grow agapanthus as a perennial, it benefits from being dividing it every few years. Get tips for how to divide perennials.

Agapanthus is not intended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Part sun

    Outside: Sun

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  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Deer/rabbit resistant