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Ever Midnight Agapanthus

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  • Ever Midnight Agapanthus blooms multiple spikes of dark blue flowers
  • Matures to 12-15" wide by 18-20" tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 8 - 11
  • Plant in part sun
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Description

The Ever Midnight Agapanthus, or Lily of the Nile, is native to South Africa. This perennial with blue flowers adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. With its lush green, strap-like leaves growing in a clumping habit, this plant can reach around 2 feet tall. It is versatile for garden borders, flower beds, or containers.

The key to the successful growth of the Ever Midnight Agapanthus is providing optimal conditions. It thrives in well-draining soil rich in organic matter and prefers full sun to partial shade. While it can tolerate some shade in warmer climates, it does require regular watering, especially during dry spells. However, be mindful not to overwater as it can lead to root rot.

Caring for Your Ever Midnight Agapanthus

Proper care is crucial to the health and beauty of your Ever Midnight Agapanthus. Here are some guidelines to help your plants flourish:

Watering Your Agapanthus Plant

Deeply water your blue agapanthus, allowing the soil to dry slightly between watering. Avoid letting the soil become overly dry, which can stress the plants. In hot summer months, increase watering frequency to maintain moist soil.

Fertilizing and Soil Requirements

Regular fertilization using a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring promotes healthy growth and vibrant blooms. The soil should be rich in organic matter and drain well to provide optimal conditions.

Pruning and Maintenance

While pruning isn't typically necessary, removing spent flowers can encourage continuous blooming. After the blooming season, you can trim back the foliage, if desired, to keep the plants tidy. The foliage isn't known to get unruly, so this is a personal preference.

Regularly inspect for signs of pests or diseases and treat any issues promptly. Adequate sunlight, preferably full sun, promotes overall health and vigor.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Ever Midnight Agapanthus Spacing Recommendations

Space your individual plants about 12-18″ apart for a seamless planting. Plant over 2 feet apart for space between clumps.

  • Scientific Name
    Agapanthus hybrid 'SDB002' PP30164
  • Hardiness Zone
    8, 9, 10, 11
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Semi-Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Disease Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Flowering
  • Feature Color
    Green, Purple
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Cut Flowers, Groundcover, Hedge, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring, Summer

Growing Zones : 8, 9, 10, and 11

Map of USDA Zones 8-11
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Ever Midnight Agapanthus

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The Ever Midnight Agapanthus, or Lily of the Nile, is native to South Africa. This perennial with blue flowers adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. With its lush green, strap-like leaves growing in a clumping habit, this plant can reach around 2 feet tall. It is versatile for garden borders, flower beds, or containers.

The key to the successful growth of the Ever Midnight Agapanthus is providing optimal conditions. It thrives in well-draining soil rich in organic matter and prefers full sun to partial shade. While it can tolerate some shade in warmer climates, it does require regular watering, especially during dry spells. However, be mindful not to overwater as it can lead to root rot.

Caring for Your Ever Midnight Agapanthus

Proper care is crucial to the health and beauty of your Ever Midnight Agapanthus. Here are some guidelines to help your plants flourish:

Watering Your Agapanthus Plant

Deeply water your blue agapanthus, allowing the soil to dry slightly between watering. Avoid letting the soil become overly dry, which can stress the plants. In hot summer months, increase watering frequency to maintain moist soil.

Fertilizing and Soil Requirements

Regular fertilization using a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring promotes healthy growth and vibrant blooms. The soil should be rich in organic matter and drain well to provide optimal conditions.

Pruning and Maintenance

While pruning isn't typically necessary, removing spent flowers can encourage continuous blooming. After the blooming season, you can trim back the foliage, if desired, to keep the plants tidy. The foliage isn't known to get unruly, so this is a personal preference.

Regularly inspect for signs of pests or diseases and treat any issues promptly. Adequate sunlight, preferably full sun, promotes overall health and vigor.

Size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 1.5 Gallon
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