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Agapanthus 'Midnight' - Dark Blue Agapanthus

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Dark Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [A. 'Stormcloud., Hort.]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Agapanthus Midnight' (Dark Blue Agapanthus) - This agapanthus produces luxurious green foliage. In spring appear umbels of deep blue flowers that rise just above the foliage. Plant in full sun or part shade, with moderate water. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F. This plant was sent to us by a micropropagation lab as 'Storm Cloud', a plant it does not even closely resemble. We do not know if this plant is the result of a mutation in the lab or just a mix-up with another cultivar, but our supplier insisted that it was what they have as 'Storm Cloud'. We suspect that many plants now in cultivation sold as 'Storm Cloud' are actually this clone, but since we have grown the original 'Storm Cloud' since it was first release and still have stock of it, we renamed these imposters 'Midnight' to keep then straight from the original. The true 'Storm Cloud' that was introduced by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation in 1993 is a bigger plant with purple staining near the base of longer leaves and has large heads of flowers on stalks that rise 3 feet or more above the ground, twice what this one does, and the flowers appear later in summer. 'Midnight' is a very nice agapanthus with clean foliage that blooms early in the season with dark flowers on short stems. For more information see our listing on the real Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud

This information about Agapanthus 'Midnight' 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.