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Agapanthus 'Barley Blue'

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Barley Blue Agapanthus (Agapanthus 'Barley Blue') at Seoane's Garden Center

Barley Blue Agapanthus flowers

Barley Blue Agapanthus flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Other Names:  Lily of the Nile, African Lily

Brand:  Star

Description:

This variety produces a dense mound of luxurious narrow green foliage; clusters of pale blue flowers appear early and profusely on tall, strong stems; a re-blooming accent plant for the garden or massed along borders; evergreen in milder climates

Ornamental Features

Barley Blue Agapanthus features bold clusters of silvery blue trumpet-shaped flowers with lavender streaks rising above the foliage from late spring to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive lavender flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Barley Blue Agapanthus is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Barley Blue Agapanthus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Barley Blue Agapanthus will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Barley Blue Agapanthus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
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