Agapanthus ‘Black Pantha’

Description

An evergreen perennial that forms clumps of 18″ long by 1 1/2 ” wide arching gray-green leaves. In late spring, 3 foot tall stems arise with slightly mottled dark spots and bear large heads of dark buds that open to very dark violet-blue funnel-shaped flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade in most any soil type and give occasional irrigation. Good for massing as a groundcover or used individually as an accent plant and has an excellent vase life as a cut flower up to 14 days. As with other Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis varieties this plant should prove hardy and evergreen to about 20-25 degrees F. This plant was the result of seedling selection from open pollinated Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis ‘Blue’ at Doncaster, Victoria in Australia by Graham Morrison. Bees and butterflies can’t sit still when they see this stunning African lily! Photo courtesy of Ball Seed.

An evergreen perennial that forms clumps of 18″ long by 1 1/2 ” wide arching gray-green leaves. In late spring, 3 foot tall stems arise with slightly mottled dark spots and bear large heads of dark buds that open to very dark violet-blue funnel-shaped flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade in most any soil type and give occasional irrigation. Good for massing as a groundcover or used individually as an accent plant and has an excellent vase life as a cut flower up to 14 days. As with other Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis varieties this plant should prove hardy and evergreen to about 20-25 degrees F. This plant was the result of seedling selection from open pollinated Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis ‘Blue’ at Doncaster, Victoria in Australia by Graham Morrison. Bees and butterflies can’t sit still when they see this stunning African lily! Photo courtesy of Ball Seed.