Agapanthus praecox
'Headbourne Blue'

Photo courtesy of Surely Shirly

HARDY to zone 6! This dazzling cultivar is one of the most durable of all “Lily-of-the-Niles”. Winner of the Royal Horticulture Society’s Award of Garden Merit, it’s an outstanding way to add purplish-blue tones to nearly any garden bed. This evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial will prosper given Sun or Shade, wet or dry conditions and can handle nearly any soil type. It produces 12-18” long, strap-shaped green leaves in thick bunches and, from early Summer to Fall, rigid flower stalks to 3’ tall sprout 4” spheres of beautiful funnel-shaped flowers, with up to fifty 2” florets per head. Great as a mass planting for a border or mixed in with larger succulents. Fills out a bed via underground rhizomes. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummers. Deer and rabbit resistant. Deadhead for prolonged blooming. Drought tolerant and long lived. Makes excellent cut flowers.

Curious Plantsman

Low Water

USDA zones 6-10