Agapanthus x ‘Back in Black’

(Back in Black Agapanthus)


$19.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Back in Black’ has loose clusters of deep purple-blue flowers on tall black stems that reach high above the foliage. Sometimes called African Lily or Lily of the Nile, these bulbous perennial plants have long, narrow strap-shaped leaves and globe-shaped clusters of tubular flowers that are borne on single stems arising from the soil. Agapanthus ‘Back in Black’ blooms in late summer to early fall.

Description

Lily-of-the-Nile is native to South Africa (not the Nile River as the misleading common name suggests). It produces rounded clusters (umbels) of funnel-shaped flowers atop stiff, upright, leafless, fleshy stalks (scapes) rising above a dense mound of basal narrow, strap-shaped, linear, grass-like leaves. Blooms in summer. Hybrids come in a variety of colors (dark purples to blues to whites) and in sizes ranging from dwarf plants (18″ tall) to large cultivars (to 4′ tall). Leaves may be evergreen or deciduous. Leaves of some cultivars are variegated. Foliage mounds are generally attractive when plants are not in bloom.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Back in Black Agapanthus

Botanical Name

Agapanthus x 'Back in Black'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

Foliage to 2', Bloom 3'-4'

Width

2 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

Deep violet blue

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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