Agapanthus – you are beautiful.

My fickle heart turns to other flowers once all my lovely meconopsis have stopped flowering, and at the moment, in a deeper shade of blue are the wonderfully beautiful agapanthus.



To start with, the buds show quite white as the bud casing splits

Blue bud

but within a day they are all showing their true blue colours.

Bud opening

Day by day, they show more promise.

Dark blue buds

The buds are so dark now, shades of things to come.


Free at last, fully out and showing once more just how beautiful they are.

Close up

How can a bee refuse the invitation to explore.


No wishy washy pale blues for me, the dark blues look so lovely in our bee and butterfly border by the drive. When these were planted 2 yrs ago we just had one flower on each of the three plants, the following year we had 2 flowers on each, this year  I will leave you to count !! Hope it will carry on like this, getting better and better each year.

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10 Responses to Agapanthus – you are beautiful.

  1. Janet says:

    Agapanthus are always worth waiting for aren’t they? I can’t believe how many of my friends from the southern hemisphere consider them weeds! Do you have any other the white ones?

    • Pauline says:

      Yes Janet, I have a few white ones, but they don’t seem to have the same impact as the blues, still lovely, but not stunning ! I think the other half of the world think that Agapanthus and Zantedeschia are weeds because they grow everywhere, I believe the Scilly Isles are beginning to have the same problem, what a lovely problem to have !!

  2. Christina says:

    They are lovely; do you protect them in winter or are they a hardy variety. Mine started to have more flowers per plant but then the last cold winter hit them hard and there aren’t so many. I’m told they do better in a pot because they flower better when cramped. I intend trying this, and I can more them into the greenhouse to protect them if it is wet and cold. Christina

    • Pauline says:

      Mine are the deciduous variety, Christina, they die right down in the winter and survived -15 here for a few weeks last winter !! I’ve also heard that they do better in a pot, but so far they are increasing beautifully, thank goodness.

  3. debsgarden says:

    These are the most amazing blue! Your photos really are beautiful; I love the shots of the opening buds.

    • Pauline says:

      They are a super colour , aren’t they Deb, and no touching up has been done to the photos. They certainly stand out from everything else around them. Counted the flower stalks yesterday and there were 24, so they are increasing nicely.

  4. catmint says:

    I think they’re streamline, the same ones I have. But I divided mine and so I don’t know when they’ll get back to flowering. Janet’s right, here in Australia they are considered noxious weeds except specially bred sterile ones.

    • Pauline says:

      I’ll have to leave it a long time before dividing mine if they are going to sulk for a few years. Thank goodness becoming a weed isn’t a problem here, the only problem is – will it survive the frost and snow !

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