Contrary to what is often claimed, the Agapanthus is actually not such a difficult plant, provided it has the necessary care and winter protection to do well in any well-drained soil type provided that it receives sufficient hours of sunshine.
Most Agapanthus species develop beautiful straight stems on which beautiful bell, tube or trumpet-shaped flowers appear in blue, white, violet and pastel blue tones from July to September. However, if the plant is not sufficiently sunny, you are guaranteed to receive fewer flowers and, moreover, sloping flower stalks that are yearning for sunlight.
The flowers are often used as cut flowers and the beautiful seed pods are sought after for dry bouquets. The special violet-blue hues are attributed to the presence of the substance Anthocyanin, the more sunny the plant is, the more of this substance it can produce.
Due to its beautiful upright growth, the Agapanthus, just like the ornamental onion (allium), is not only a striking tub or terrace plant, but also an absolute added value in the plant border.