The Ever Sapphire Agapanthus (Agapanthus hybrid ‘ANDbin’ PP26336) from the Southern Living Plant Collection produces gorgeous globular clusters of trumpet-shaped violet-blue blooms. Expect these flowers to begin appearing in spring and continuing into summer.
This variety is semi-evergreen. Therefore warmer USDA Zones will find it to be evergreen, while colder Zones will see it as a deciduous perennial. Its foliage is thick and straplike, with a leathery texture. Additionally, it’s an attractive bright green hue that goes with just about anything in the landscape or garden.
This is a semi-dwarf variety that reaches about 20-24″ H x 12-18″ W. It has a naturally clumping habit, so it won’t take over your garden. However, as with many perennials, divide these perennials every 3-4 years to prevent crowding.
Use this as a border plant along a walkway, as an accent in a mixed garden bed, in a container, or as a mass planting.
Hardy in USDA Zones 8-11, down to 10°F when established.
Plant in Part Sun for best results.
Water 3-4 times per week during the first growing season. In the second growing season, provide supplementary water in times of extreme heat and drought.
The Ever Sapphire Agapanthus prefers garden soil with good drainage for best results.
Perennials rarely need supplemental fertilizer, however, 3-4 inches of compost around the plant yearly provides nutrients to keep the plant happy and healthy.
Space your individual plants about 12-18″ apart for a seamless planting. Plant over 2 feet apart for space between clumps.