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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. 

This information about Agapanthus praecox ssp orientalis 'Blue Bayou' PP26,420 displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.