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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.  The information provided on this page is based on the research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations of our nursery crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Agapanthus 'Purple Delight'.