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Agapanthus 'Purple Delight' - Purple Delight Lily of the Nile
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Agapanthus 'Purple Delight' (Purple Delight Lily of the Nile) - An evergreen perennial that forms clumps of 12 to 18 inch long by 1 inch wide arching bright green leaves. In early summer arise numerous 3 foot tall stems bearing heads of dark buds that open to very dark violet-blue funnel-shaped flowers - begins flowering a bit later than other cultivars (mid-July here in Santa Barbara). Plant in full sun to light shade in most any soil type and give occasional irrigation. Should prove hardy and evergreen to 20-25 degrees F. This cultivar produces abundant dark purple flowers and should be great for massing as a groundcover or used individually as an accent plant and has an excellent vase life as a cut flower up to 14 days. This plant was a chance seedling that first flowered in 2001 and was selected by Richard Jamieson of Black Dog Plants, an Agapanthus specialty nursery in Cape Town, South Africa. Our plants first came to us as part of a Agapanthus trial in Spring 2014 from Ball Horticulture.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Agapanthus 'Purple Delight'.