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Products > Agapanthus praecox ssp orientalis 'Blue Bayou' PP26,420
Agapanthus praecox ssp orientalis 'Blue Bayou' PP26,420 - Blue Bayou Lily of the Nile

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Agapanthus africanus, Hort.]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Agapanthus Blue Bayou PP26,420 (Blue Bayou Lily of the Nile) - A medium-large evergreen Agapanthus to 28 to 32 inches tall with 1 inch wide leaves that bend over slightly. Beginning in early summer appear the short stiff inflorescences that rise just above the foliage bearing large flowering heads of deep magenta-blue flowers over an extended period then flowers are shed cleanly leaving the attractive and rounded head of green pedicels - quite unique! Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate regularly to occasionally. Hardy and evergreen to 20-25 degrees F and should be root hardy with mulching to considerably lower. This plant was bred by Richard Jamieson at his Black Dog Nursery in Cape Town, South Africa. It received US Plant Patent 26,421 in February 2016 and is marketed in the U.S. by Ball Horticulture. We sold off our trial plants of this cultivar and while have not decided to continue to offer this cultivar, it is both unique and attractive. It is most similar to a variety 'Blue Flare' that we continue to offer.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Agapanthus 'Blue Bayou' PP26,420.